Mauna Kea Ice Age

Mauna Kea Ice Age

image of ice pondAcres: 3,894
Established: 1981
TMK: 4-4-15-10 (3750), 4-4-15-11 (143.5)

Sparsely vegetated cinder and lava deserts on the southern summit flank of Mauna Kea include two rare communities: an invertebrate-dominated aeolian desert and the state’s only alpine lake. Important archeological and geological features are also present.Mauna Kea Ice Age

Natural Communities: 4 total, 2 rare
Native Plants: 4 total taxa, 1 rare
Native Animals: 2 total taxa, 1 rare

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