National Public Lands Day at Army Natural Resources Nursery

Celebrate Something We All Share: Our Public Lands!

In celebration of National Public Lands Day, join us in supporting the restoration of native forests by helping at the Army Natural Resources rare plant nursery at Schofield Barracks. We will also take time to tour the Army’s seed conservation lab and native Hawaiian interpretive garden.

We will spend a day in the nursery transplanting ko ‘oko’olau (Bidens torta) seedlings for eventual use in the Kahanahaiki Seed Orchard. This “seed orchard” in the Wai’anae Mountains will serve as a resource for harvesting ko’oko’olau seeds for future restoration efforts  to improve habitat for endangered plants and animals.

DATE: Thursday, September 26, 2019

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. (noon)

HIKING TIME: No hiking involved. Short walks between buildings during tour.

DIFFICULTY: Low to moderate depending on the weather. Volunteers must be able to work outside for a period of up to three (3) hours in sunny, hot conditions.

WHAT TO BRING: Long pants, closed-toe shoes with good traction (NO slippers), hat, sunscreen, water bottle (refill stations available) and bag lunch

All weeding tools and gloves will be provided.


  • Meet at Army natural resources baseyard at Schofield Barracks (directions will be provided)
  • Welcome, housekeeping (~15 minutes)
  • Tour the Army’s seed conservation lab, rare plant nursery and native Hawaiian interpretive garden (1 hour)
  • Project demonstration (~5 minutes)
  • Ko’oko’olau transplanting and nursery support (~1.5 hours)
  • Lunch (~1/2 hour)

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Want more National Public Lands Day fun?  Join us for another NPLD event on Saturday, September 28 in the field at Kahanahaiki.