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Puʻukoholā Heiau National Historic Site

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Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site in 61 Seconds

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Description

King Kamehameha the Great's heiau, or temple, dominates the coastline of one of the driest places in the Hawaiian Islands. Scattered coastal trees and grasses cover much of the landscape, with a small freshwater oasis poking into the murky waters of Pelekane Bay.

From this desolate, brown-lava hill, the unified Hawaiian Kingdom was born.

Park Species List

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What's the difference?

A Checklist contains only those species that are designated as "present" or "probably present" in the park.

The Full List with Details includes all the Checklist species plus species that are unconfirmed, historically detected, or incorrectly reported in the park. The Full List also contains species that are "in review" because their status in the park hasn't been fully determined. Additional details about the status of each species is included in the Full List.

The Checklist will almost always contain fewer species than the Full List.

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Inventory Reports

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  • Mapping and Inventory of Plants at Puʻukoholā Heiau National Historic Site (report available upon request)
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Monitoring Protocols

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  • Landscape Dynamics
  • Early Detection of Invasive Plant Species
  • Focal Terrestrial Plant Species

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Features & Briefs

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Videos

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An Eye on the Sky: Weather and Climate in the U.S. Tropical Pacific YoutTube logo (Expand panel)
 
Island Water – Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, CNMI YoutTube logo (Expand panel)
 
Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site in 61 Seconds YoutTube logo (Expand panel)
 

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