Kahauale‘a

Kahauale`a

KAHAUALE‘A CLOSED DUE TO VOLCANIC ACTIVITY

Read more here: DLNR Closes Kahauale‘a NAR Due To Volcanic Activity (July 25, 2007 Press Release)

View the approved Kahauale‘a Closure Board Submittal to learn more about the closure.

Acres: 22,520.88
Established: 4/13/87, additional area added 4/7/2010
TMK: 1-1-1-1

Kahauale‘a includes representatives of pioneer vegetation on lava flows, lowland rain forest and mesic forest in the Puna District. It includes the largest known populations of a federally endangered fern, Adenophorus periens, as well as the currently active flows of the Pu‘u O‘o vent.

kahaualea fern

Adenophorus periens

Natural Communities: 6 total, none rare
Native Plants: 133 total taxa, 11 rare
Native Animals: 7 total taxa, 2 rare

Kahauale‘a is within the Three Mountain Alliance (TMA). Click here to read the TMA management plan which includes plans for Kahauale‘a.

Kahaualea MAP

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