Waianae Mountain Ecosystems at Palehua (Ridge Hike)
Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 2 p.m. HST
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Mobile tour participants will be transported to the southern slopes of the Wai‘anae Mountain range to visit Pālehua, the property of Gill ‘Ewa Lands, LLC (GEL). GEL's long-term goal is to restore the health of the Wai‘anae Mountain ecosystem at Pālehua while preserving, protecting, enjoying, and appreciating the land's important biological, cultural, economic and historical resources. Management and restoration challenges exist on Pālehua's lands, yet it is an undeniably unique and valuable property. The lands contain a variety of endemic plants, endangered native birds, sweeping vistas and archaeological treasures, along with cattle ranches, recreational trails, an environmental camp, residences, and strategic communication towers. Participants will visit both mesic and dryland forests and witness on-going conservation work. The site visit will conclude with a tour of a historic cultural site that dates back to circa 1600.
Rene Espiau, email@example.com