National Wildlife Refuge
|Along the Middle Loch and West Loch of Pearl Harbor in
Honolulu County, HI
Phone Number: 808-637-6330
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Continued . . . Pearl Harbor Refuge was created because Honolulu International Airport needed a new runway. Replacement habitat was sought for filling near-shore mudflats used by native and migratory waterbirds.
Areas once part of the former Barbers Point Naval Air Station have been added to the refuge to protect native plants. Known as Kalaeloa Unit (long point), this area of raised limestone coral reef has the last remaining ancient coastal dryland plant communities that were once widespread throughout the 'Ewa plain. Native coastal plants can sill flourish here, including some endangered species.
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