Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park's Purpose
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park protects, studies, and provides access to Kīlauea and Mauna Loa, two of the world's most active volcanoes; and perpetuates endemic Hawaiian ecosystems and the traditional Hawaiian culture connected to these landscapes.
Did You Know?
`A`ali`i (Dodonaea viscosa) is an important shrub with many traditional Hawaiian uses. Its hard and durable wood makes a fine spear. Seed pods are fashioned into beautiful lei, while its red capsules can be boiled to make dye.