KAHAUALE‘A REMAINS CLOSED DUE TO VOLCANIC ACTIVITY
Read more here: 2017 Closure Extended
Established: 4/13/87, additional area added 4/7/2010
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
Kahauale‘a is within the Three Mountain Alliance (TMA). Click here to read the TMA management plan which includes plans for Kahauale‘a.