NOWRAMP Expedition Initial Results

RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE, LAYSAN ISLAND IS PRIME EXAMPLE:


Despite the challenges in terrestrial environments in the NWHI, which
have been more disturbed by human presence that the marine enviroments
to date, there is hope for recovery and restoration. After 77 years since
Laysan Island was almost completely denuded of vegetation, the island
is well on its way to recovery. After 10 years of focused weed control
efforts and native out-planting, the island is rebounding back to a more
native environment. With the return of native plants, biologists have
noted an increase in seabird and land bird populations.