Makila Nui, Launiupoko

Size: 223 acres
Year Protected: 2007
Land Protection Strategy: HILT Conservation Easement
Conservation Values: Open space, Public access
Land Features: Native plants, unusual geologic formations and archaeological features, Pu‘u Hipa and Pu‘u Mahana Lua Nui cinder cones 



Working in partnership with West Maui Lands LLC, HILT protected this 223 acre site which includes an unusual geologic feature known as trachyte.  The protection of this area ensures the longevity of threatened and endangered native plants including ‘Iliahi (Hawaiian Sandalwood).  HILT works closely with the landowners in the area to ensure the perpetual protection of these plants as well as the archaeological sites of the area.    


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