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REMNANT WILIWILI FOREST HABITAT AT WAILEA 670, MAUI, HAWAI`I
 

Summary: REMNANT WILIWILI FOREST HABITAT
AT WAILEA 670, MAUI, HAWAI`I
VERSION 2, JULY, 2007
Lee Altenberg, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Information and Computer Sciences
University of Hawai`i at Manoa
altenber@hawaii.edu
S P E C I A L R E P O R T
Maui Ecosystems at Risk
K i h e i , Mau i , H awai ` i 96753- 7118 t e l e p h on e : 808.875.0745 al t e n b e r @ h awai i .e du dy n ami cs.org /Wai l e a670
Summary
1. Wailea 670 contains most of the 4th largest contiguous area of remaining wiliwili
(Erythrina sandwicensis) habitat on Maui, approximately 110 acres in the southern 1/6
of the property. The oldest wiliwili trees are estimated to be hundreds of years old.
95% of the wiliwili ecosystem in Hawaii has already been destroyed, and survival of
this ecosystem requires the preservation of the largest remaining vestiges. The de-
veloper's current mitigation plan would set aside 6 - 20 of the 110 acres for preserva-
tion (82%-95% destruction of the habitat area). The lower elevation portion of this
habitat has already been destroyed by the development of the Makena Golf Course
and Palauea.

  

Source: Altenberg, Lee - Department of Information and Computer Science, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences