Restoring Native Forest Ecosystems in Maui, Hawai’i

Restoring Native Forest Ecosystems in Maui, Hawai’i

Restoring Native Forest Ecosystems in Maui, Hawai’i

In the Wahikuli Watershed in Maui, Hawai‘i, the CORAL field team restores native forest ecosystems to protect coral reefs. In this location, extra sediment often moves down from the mountains and onto nearby reefs, causing stress to the corals. By adding native plant rows, the team is able to trap sediment and prevent it from reaching the ocean. This reduces stress on the coral reefs and makes it easier for them to survive.

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