Vegetation Inventory and Map for Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park

aimakapa pond
Stilt and Coot at Aimakapa Fishpond

NPS Photo


Many species of plants can be found along the trails and coastlines of Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park. The plants found in the park have varied life histories. Some evolved in Hawaii, adapting to life in our isolated island chain. Others were brought to Hawaii by the first Polynesians to arrival. The Park encompasses approximately 486 ha consisting of lava-flow uplands, beaches, anchialine ponds, and the Pacific Ocean.

The Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park Vegetation Inventory Project delivers many geospatial and vegetation data products, including an in-depth project report discussing methods and results, which include descriptions to vegetation associations, field keys to vegetation associations, map classification, and map-class descriptions. The suite of products also includes a database of vegetation plots, and accuracy assessment (AA) sites; digital images of field sites; digital aerial imagery; digital maps; a contingency table listing AA results; and a geodatabase of vegetation, field sites (vegetation plots, and AA sites), aerial imagery, project boundary, and metadata.


The products of vegetation mapping projects are stored and managed in the National Park Service's Data Store, a repository for documents and publications relating to park resources. From the highlighted items below, click on the type of information you are looking for.

Last updated: October 16, 2018