Inventory & Monitoring at Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park

In old Hawai‘i, Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau was considered a sacred place of refuge for the Hawaiian people. Although the landscape has been altered by humans for hundreds of years, Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park remains a refuge for plant species, birds, bats, and marine life and is home to thousands of archaeological sites and features.

What's Monitored Here

  • An anchialine pool that is monitored at Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park
    Anchialine Pool Monitoring

    Anchialine pools are unique brackish water environments that form in lava fields near the ocean.

  • Observing alpine climate at Haleakalā National Park

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

  • 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

  • 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

An anchialine pool in Pu‘uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park
Reports & Publications

PACN I&M Inventory and Monitoring Reports, Protocols, and Articles from Pu‘uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park

Observing a Trematolobelia wimmeri in Hawai‘i
Park Species List

Discovering species in our parks

Last updated: December 21, 2023