image of forestAcres: 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.

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

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