This page last revised 31 August 2006 -- S.M.Gon III
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Maps & Figures
Mesic and dry ecological systems are best developed on the Island of Hawai'i.
Montane Mesic System
The Montane Mesic System in Hawai‘i includes rich forest communities
such as this example in Manukā Natural Area Reserve, Hawai'i Island.
The Montane Mesic System on Hawai‘i Island (red areas above) occurs in five conservation areas (Mauna Kea, Windward Mauna Loa, Ka‘ū-Kapāpala, Kona, and Pōhakuloa-Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a).
The Montane Mesic System on Maui (red areas above) occurs in the East Maui conservation area (right) in a relatively narrow zone below the subalpine system, and on a few high peaks in the leeward (southern) half of the West Maui conservation area (left).