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Pohakuloa Training Area

Sitting in the saddle between Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, The US Army's Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) on the Island of Hawaii is the largest military installation in the state at 133,000 acres, an area slightly smaller than that of Kauai.

Jonathan Sprague

  • PTA is a vitally important training area to the US military in the Pacific and also home to large tracts of tropical, sub-alpine, dryland ecosystem - one of the most rare ecosystems worldwide - and dozens of threatened and endangered plants, birds, and bats. Through a series of formal section 7 consultations and resulting biological opinions with USFWS going back to 2003, the Army has continued to meet training goals while protecting threatened and endangered species and enhancing the overall ecosystem of the area.

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