TMK: 5-9-6-2 (portion)
An isolated plateau set between two of Moloka`i's largest and most undisturbed streams. A pre-dawn infrared helicopter survey confirmed that the plateau of Oloku`i remains one of the few rain forest areas in the state still free from feral ungulates. It is exceptionally intact as a result, providing examples of native communities and essential forest bird habitat. Rare snails were observed during the 1989 survey.
Natural Communities: 10 total, none rare
Native Plants: 150 total, 33 rare
Native Animals: 9 total taxa, 6 rare
Some Rare Plants of Oloku`i
Pua`ala (Brighamia rockii)
*Illustrations provided by the Hawaiian Native Plant website through the Department of Botany, University of Hawaii.