Kipāhoehoe Natural Area Reserve is a narrow piece of land running down the southwest slopes of Mauna Loa in the district of South Kona. It includes a rare lowland grassland, as well as mesic and wet forests of `ohi`a and koa. Recent volcanic flows run through the Reserve, leaving a variety of different aged communities.
Natural Communities: 9 total, 1 rare
Native Plants: 117 total taxa, 4 rare
Native Animals: 8 total taxa, 3 rare
Plans & Projects
- Kipāhoehoe Management Plan
- Kipāhoehoe Environmental Assessment (No Management Plan or Cultural Study Appendices)
- Special Management Area Info Kipahoehoe
- Kipāhoehoe Executive Orders 3165 and 4483Kipahoehoe is within the Three Mountain Alliance (TMA). Please click here to read the TMA management plan which includes plans for Kipahoehoe.
- Kipāhoehoe Fact Sheet
- Kipāhoehoe Cultural Study
- Kipāhoehoe Vegetation Map
- Kipāhoehoe Topographical Map
- Kipāhoehoe Adjacent Landowners Map
- Conservation District Use Permit Kipāhoehoe