Log Number: MA-249849-OMS-21
The Bishop Museum will improve the accessibility of its herbarium collection by digitizing, transcribing, and geo-referencing its records. The museum has over 250,000 flora specimens collected over 240 years, including the most extensive collection of Hawaiian plant fossils on record. The project will better support the conservation community and serve the public by mobilizing the museum's previously unavailable specimen-based information. The museum will make the images and data available to help inform conservation workers on critical decisions, allow them to predict invasive species' spread, and identify areas where threatened and endangered species can be reintroduced with a high likelihood of success.