Integrated Forest Management Strategy for the Puako Kiawe Forest

Pays for Its Own Sustainable Management

By Producing Economically Viable, Value Added, Forest Products

 

 

Preserve

* Forest

* Pristine Coral Reef

* Local Residential Communities and Resorts

 

Fire Mitigation

* Sort and Select Specialty Woods

* Prune the Trees Up from the Ground so Fire Will Pass Below

* Prune the Trees Down to Thicken the Canopy

* Thin Small Trees

* Select for Large, Mature, Unique, Highly Productive Trees

* Chip the Rest and Give to the Soil

 

Economically Viable Value Added Products

* Bee Products

          Honey

* Wood

          Furniture

          Flooring

          Artisan Wood

Fuel

* Bean Pods

          Flour

Dietary Fiber Supplement

Bio-fuels (Ethyl Alcohol)

Tempeh

Coffee Substitute

Syrup

* Mushrooms

          Desert Shaggy Mane (Podaxis pistillaris)

          Gloeophyllum striatum


Native Species

* Historically/Culturally Appropriate (Alahe’ePsydrax odoratum)

* Kiawe as the Host/Nurse Tree (Nitrogen Fixation, Shade)

Educational Programs

          * Hawaiian Culture

* Native Hawaiian Ecosystems

* Integrated (Sustainable) Forest Management

Create Jobs

* Diversify the Local Economy

* Provide Meaningful Work

* Include the Developmentally Disabled and

* Handicapped Citizens with Special Needs