The Oʻahu Army Natural Resources Program is contracted by the U.S. Army Garrison – Hawaiʻi to oversee compliance with the Federal Endangered Species Act on the island of Oʻahu. The goal of the program is to effectively balance the requirements of the Army’s training mission with it’s natural resource responsibilities.
Of the 400 federally listed threatened and endangered species in Hawaiʻi, OANRP is responsible for managing over 60, including plants, snails, a bird, insects and their critical habitat. The endangered plants managed by OANRP represent some of the planet’s rarest – some having less than 50 individual plants left in the world.
OANRP applies an ecosystem-based approach to managing its training lands to ensure species and the habitat to support them are restored and protected now and in the future. The program grows both endangered and common native plant species and outplants over 2,000 of them back into the wild each year.