Native Plant Restoration

In conjunction to the eradication project, the native plant restoration project promotes recovery of native plant communities that support seabird nesting. Itʻs not enough to pull weeds and leave an area open for non-natives to aggressively colonise an area, one must also fastidiously out plant natives in these areas to gain a foothold prior to the onset of non-natives recruiting in these places.

There are a few ways the Kure Field Stations seeks to accomplish this goal:

  • Propagate native plant species in Kure’s shade house for out planting
  • Broadcast native seeds collected from Kure’s plant populations
  • Introduce native plants that are rare or previously extirpated on Kure.