• Kaloko fishpond wall is over 800 ft long and spans a natural cove

    Kaloko-Honokōhau

    National Historical Park Hawai'i

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  • Mauka-Makai Trail From Visitor Center to 'Ai'opio Fishtrap Closed Aug 11-22nd

    Due to the unforeseen weather conditions of Hurricane Iselle, the trail maintenance project will be extended an additional week from Aug 18-22nd. Please contact the Park Visitor Center at (808) 326-9057 for additional information.

Natural Resources Inventory and Monitoring

Diver monitoring park coral reef.
Diver monitoring park coral reef.
NPS photo by Larry Basch.
 

Inventory and Monitoring in the Pacific Islands

The Natural Resources Inventory and Monitoring (I&M) Program provides an opportunity to improve the quantity, quality and availability of natural resources data for park managers and the public. It is a two-phase program. The first phase involves baseline inventory, or an extensive point-in-time effort to determine the location and condition of selected biologic resources. Inventory may involve both acquisition of new information and the compilation of existing information from disparate sources. The second phase is monitoring, or the collection and analyses of repeated observations over time to evaluate changes in the condition of a resource.

To reduce costs, the I&M program clusters individual parks with biological, physical and geographic affinities into networks. The Pacific Islands Network includes all the National Park units in the central and far Pacific—Hawaiian Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas. The network concept offers efficiencies in designing and conducting inventory and monitoring work, and improved opportunities for exchange or ideas and information among parks.

View the Pacific Islands Inventory and Monitoring Program website.

Did You Know?

Canoe sailing in Honaunau Bay

Did you know Polynesian explorers navigated across the Pacific Ocean using the stars, wind and wave patterns and seabirds to guide across the sea safely to their destination.