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Makaalia Fence Unit

The Nature Conservancy will construct a 2.85 mile ungulate proof conservation fence inside the TNC Kaiholena Preserve to protect 800 acres of native montane wet forest between 2,200 and 4,500 feet in elevation.

  • This conservation unit will tie into the existing 1,200-acre Kaiholena fence, and will effectively incorporate the Kaiholena preserve into the state Division of Forestry and Wildlife’s planned 12,000-acre Kau Forest Reserve management area.  Following fence construction, TNC staff will coordinate ungulate removal and monitoring efforts inside the unit.  Federal trust resources to benefit from the project include four species of endangered birds, one endangered mammal, three species of endangered plants, and three plants identified as Species of Concern.

    Species to benefit include: alala, io, akepa, Hawaiian hoary bat, Pritchardia lanigera, Cyanea tritomantha, and Nothocestrum breviflorum. 

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