|Entrance to the Puu Makaala Natural Area Reserve|
|At the dedication celebration on July 30th. Alyson, Jill Nadine, and the County Coordinator, Evan|
Puu Makaala Natural Area Reserve is 18,730 acres in size and was established in 1981 to protect unique native rainforest. Long-Term management of this forested watershed provides multiple benefits including protection of the island’s water resources, undeveloped open spaces, and culturally significant areas. The reserve provides habitat for rare native plants and animals preserving the biodiversity of Hawai‘i for current and future generations. This wet forest contains many large old ohia trees, false sandalwood trees, and towering hapuu tree ferns.