Hawaiian forest trees evolved to collect moisture from clouds touching their leaves, condensing and dripping water down to the soil even on days without rain. On the leeward slopes of Haleakalā, mesic forests of koa and ʻōhiʻa once grew at the same elevations where clouds banked against and around the mountain each day, encircling it ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE  CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release: November 15, 2019 COMMUNITY INPUT SOUGHT FOR NEW HELEMANO WILDERNESS AREA PLAN (Honolulu) – Last year, the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) acquired more than 2,800 acres of forest land and former agricultural ...
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