Pu’u Pili Biodiversity Preserve

Puʻu Pili Biodiversity Preserve

Creation of a 270-acre cloud forest reserve to protect native biodiversity and a unique concentration of rare and endangered plant species, as well as native forest birds.
KWP Partner:


  • Inspect and repair 2.5 miles of conservation fencing
  • Feral pig eradication (trapping/hunting)
  • Invasive plant control (cape ivy, kahili ginger, banana poka)
  • Monitoring (pig sign, endangered plant species, understory recovery)

Total Project Budget:

  • $260,000


  • State of Hawaiʻi, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Phyllostegia warshaueri

Before the discovery of Phyllostegia warshaueri on Puʻu Pili, we believed this native mint was extinct on Kohala.

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