10/23/2012Location: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium Time: 7:00 PM Fee Information: Event is free - park entrance fees apply - suggested $2.00 donation helps to support Park programs Contact Name: Division of Interpretation Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 808-985-6011
High above the clouds on the slopes of Mauna Kea the dry forest harbors the critically endangered Hawaiian finch, the palila. Because of over 200 years of damage by grazing animals, this māmane and naio forest has been severely degraded and so, too, has the palila's population.Today, the Mauna Kea Forest Restoration Project (MKFRP) is actively restoring this special forest through volunteer outplanting and seed scatter projects. MKFRP's Volunteer Coordinator, Jackson Bauer, will present about the restoration of this rarely-visited forest and its feathery inhabitants.
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