After years of abandonment without regular land maintenance, invasive and exotic species proliferated on Hassel Island, threatening the native vegetation. The NPS and the St. Thomas Historical Trust are working hard to eliminate the invasive species, cultivate native plants, and restore balance to Hassel Island’s ecosystem.
While visiting Hassel Island, keep an eye out for a few noticeable Native Species:
On Hassel Island, you will find the densest population of wild white frangipanis in all of Virgin Islands National Park. Enjoy their spectacular foliage and blossoms!
Look out for Christmas Bush, and steer clear!
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