Kula in Maui County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
Haleakala National Park
Cattle also had a devastating impact on native vegetation, completely destroying some native forests and dramatically reducing others. The National Park’s investment in the land includes over 30 miles of fences to protect and preserve unique species, such as “ahinanima (silversword), and subalpine scrublands. Fences exclude cattle, pigs, goat, deer, and other grazers from destroying protected land in the park, providing resource managers the opportunity to restore and revive the native landscape.
By 1960 more than two million acres in Hawaii were used for cattle grazing, mostly in the cooler uplands. Whether ranch wall or park fence, boundaries delineate
The trail is dangerous…when you have cattle like that, some of those sharp turns and steep banks, and it drops off and all that loose gravel…you don’t know what is going to happen. Retired ranch foreman Johnny Sakamoto, describing the cattle drive down Halemau’u Trail.
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
Location. 20° 44.64′ N, 156° 13.794′ W. Marker is in Kula, Hawaii, in Maui County. Marker is on Crater Road. The marker is located at the Leleiwi Overlook. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kula HI 96790, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wind, Wave and Wings-Oodemas maulense- (approx. 1½ miles away); Hawaiian Goose or Nene (Nay-Nay (approx. 1½ miles away); Haleakala National Park (approx. 2.4 miles away); Pa Ka'oao White Hill Trail (approx. 2½ miles away); Holy Ghost Catholic Church (approx. 6.4 miles away); a different marker also named Haleakala National Park (approx. 11.4 miles away); Palapala Hoomau Congregational Church (approx. 13 miles away).
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