The Nature Conservancy - Molokai Preserves
Kamakou Preserve: This is a 2,774 acre preserve containing native rain forest and shrublands. These remote forests are home to native forest birds plus several hundred species of plants, insects and land snails found only in Hawai'i. Monthly guided hikes are available but are booked well in advance. A four-wheel drive vehicle is needed to reach the preserve.
Mo'omomi Preserve: Located on the northwest coast of Molokai, the windswept dunes shelter six globally imperiled plant species. Also the endangered Hawaiian green sea turtle nests in the preserve. There are also important sites for Hawaiian prehistory, paleontology and geology within the preserve boundary. Monthly guided hikes are available but usually must be booked far in advance.
Pelekunu Preserve: Containing 5,714 acres on the rugged north shore, this valley can be accessed only by foot or by boat. This remoteness has protected the lowland rain forests, verdant sea cliffs and one of Hawai'i's last remaining free flowing streams. For safety reasons, the Nature Conservancy does not encourage public access to this preserve.
For more information contact: The Nature Conservancy, Molokai Preserves, PO BOX 220, Kualapu'u, HI 96757 (808.553.5236).