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Five Year Vision Statement: Tropical HTIRC is the recognized leader in collaborative research, development, extension and education for sustainable production and conservation of Pacific Island hardwood tree species.

Problem Statement: Lack of improved cultivars and knowledge of genetics, economic return, and silvicultural practices hinders reforestation of degraded land with native tropical hardwood species.

Rationale:
Improved cultivars and silvicultural methods will improve value, yield, and planting success thereby making reforestation with native species more attractive.

Inputs Activities Outputs Short-term outcomes Medium-term outcomes Long-term outcomes
• Funding from private and public sources

• Input from:

 - Steering committee members

 - Professional researchers and university faculty

 - Extension agents

 - Students

 - A wide range of experts

   - Landowners and managers
• Research on tree improvement genetics and silviculture

• Extension, education, and outreach events and products

• Coordinate and facilitate research with partners and other groups

• Regular meetings of steering committee and all partners

• Hire & foster tree improvement professionals and students

• Improved seeds & seedlings

• Seed zone maps

• Nursery & silvicultural guidelines

• Website, newsletter, brochures, reports, presentations & publications

• Knowledge of Pacific Island tree genetics & heritability

• Knowledge of nursery & silviculture best practices

• Solid partnerships among members

• Recognition of the importance of genetic selection for desired traits

• Willingness for managers, researchers, & landowners to work together

• Capacity to conduct tree improvement

• Increased capacity to effectively restore ecosystem services at a large scale

• Improved research efficiency

• Knowledge of best silvicultural practices & genetic potential

• Greater demand for and use of improved varieties

• Widespread application of nursery & silviculture best management practices

• Coordinated research, extension, & management

• Greater survival, growth, wood quality, form & value of planted trees

• More land planted with improved trees & managed using best practices

• Sustainable production & increased values of forest products

• Enhanced cultural connections

• More trees produced of improved varieties

• Enhanced ecosystem services & conservation benefits

• Increased scale and effectiveness of conservation

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