Maui Nui Coordinator for the Plant Extinction Prevention Program
Hank Oppenheimer is the Maui Nui Coordinator for the Plant Extinction Prevention Program. The PEP Program works with endemic Hawaiian plants that have fewer than 50 remaining wild individuals. Across the main Hawaiian Islands, there are currently nearly 250 taxa that meet this threshold. Objectives are rough terrain survey work to located new individuals, collection of seeds or other propagules, threat management, ex situ storage and living collections, and reintroduction to increase populations.