Inventory and Monitoring at Haleakalā National Park

This mountain park is seemingly split between two contrasting worlds. At the summit of Haleakalā, a stark volcanic crater hosts iconic species like ‘ua‘u (Hawaiian petrels) and ‘āhinahina (silverswords). Dense native rainforest along the southern flanks of the mountain contains pristine waterfalls, rare forest birds, and specialized stream animals.

Haleakalā National Park protects some of the greatest natural treasures in the Hawaiian Islands.

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Pacific Island Network I&M staff perform inventory and monitoring in remote areas of Haleakalā National Park

What's Monitored Here

  • Observing alpine climate at Haleakalā National Park

    Climate is widely recognized as a major driver for both terrestrial and marine ecosystems

  • Invasive palm grass (Setaria palmifolia) growing throughout a native forest in Hawaiʻi Volcan
    Established Invasive Plant Species

    Nonnative plant species invasions present a serious threat to Pacific island ecosystems

  • Plant community in American Memorial Park
    Focal Terrestrial Plant Communities

    Long-term vegetation monitoring helps us determine plant community health, ecosystem stability, and the effectiveness of management

  • A Pacific Kingfisher at the National Park of American Samoa

    On Pacific islands, birds pollinate the majority of woody plant species and disperse their seeds

  • On of many anchialine pools and cultural sites at Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park with dev
    Landscape Dynamics

    Landscape dynamics monitoring in parks provides information on land use and land cover change

  • Stream monitoring in Kalaupapa National Historical Park
    Stream Communities

    Freshwater ecosystems are considered to be among the world's most vulnerable

  • Fresh water quality monitoring in a stream in Haleakalā National Park
    Fresh & Brackish Water Quality

    Fresh and brackish water quality monitoring occurs in places like streams and anchialine pools

Endemic silversword in Haleakalā National Park
Reports & Publications

PACN I&M Inventory and Monitoring Reports, Protocols, and Articles from Haleakalā National Park

Discovering species in our parks
Park Species List

Discovering species in our parks

Last updated: December 21, 2023