Moloka‘i Natural Area Reserves



nars-puualiiPu‘u Ali‘i:  This reserve is located in the mountains of northern Moloka‘i. It is a wet summit plateau inhabited by wet forests, mixed fern and shrub montane cliff communities, and wet shrublands, and Hawaiian intermittent stream communities. Pu‘u Ali‘i reserve is an important part of the Moloka‘i watershed and contains forest bird habitat.



nars-olokuiOloku‘i: Oloku‘i encompasses an isolated, cloud-shrouded mountain plateau with slopes extending down to sea cliffs. The reserve is one of the few areas left undisturbed by feral ungulates. It contains wet and dry ecosystems and coastal dry grasslands. Lowland and montane wet and mesic forests are also represented. A 1989 survey of this pristine area confirmed the presence of rare snails.