Pu’u O Kali forest

July 1999

Conservation benefit: Animal exclosure fence to protect the Pu’u O Kali forest

This forest, located below the Haleakula crater, has been described in a scientific survey as “arguably the best remaining stand of native wiliwili forest in the world.” This dryland forest, home to several endangered plant species, is being rapidly degraded by feral axis deer.

Seacology, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and other organizations will construct a deer-proof enclosure surrounding a diverse 220-acre forest tract in the southwest corner of Pu’u o Kali.

Full or partial funding for this project provided by
Project Updates
July 2004
A blessing ceremony for the completed fence was held in April, 2003 and attended by Seacology Chairman Dr. Paul Cox. Outplantings of the Hawaiian state flower, the endangered ma'o hau hele...
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