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.
Natural Communities: 6 total, none rare
Native Plants: 133 total taxa, 11 rare
Native Animals: 7 total taxa, 2 rare
Plans & Projects
- Kahauale‘a is within the Three Mountain Alliance (TMA). Click here to read the TMA management plan which includes plans for Kahauale‘a.
- Kahauale’a Executive Orders 3360 and 4309