Ecological Site Description Ecological Site Characteristics Site Identification



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ECOLOGICAL SITE INTERPRETATONS


Forest Site Productivity


Common Name


Scientific Name

Estimated Productivity

Site Index

Cubic Feet
(CMAI)

Other Units


Low

High

Low

High

Low

High

Unit

lama

Diospyros sandwicensis

    

    

    

    

150

800

cu. ft./ac


Animal Community

Animal Community – Wildlife Interpretations

Few, if any, native wildlife species are present in this low elevation ecological site. There are many introduced animals including pigs, mongoose, turkeys, and khalij pheasants.



Hydrology Functions
Recreation Uses

Hunting is the most common recreational use.


Wood Products

There are no wood products harvested from this ecological site.


Other Products
Other Information

SUPPORTING INFORMATION


Associated Sites

Site Name

Site ID

Site Narrative

Ohia-Lama-Pandanus Coastal Forest

F162XY500HI

Wet forest bordering this ecological site to the north and west.











Similar Sites

Site Name

Site ID

Site Narrative

Kona Weather Pattern Dry Forest

F161BY501HI

Larger, more diverse dry forest in Kona and Kau.









State Correlation



There are no correlations to ecological sites in other states.
Inventory Data References

Data Source

Sample ID

Number

Year

State (FIPS)

County (FIPS)

HI Forest ESD field sheet

1

2005

HI

Hawaii

HI Forest ESD field sheet

5

2006

HI

Hawaii

HI Forest ESD field notes

1

2004

HI

Hawaii

HI Forest ESD field notes

3

2005

HI

Hawaii

HI Forest ESD field notes

7

2006

HI

Hawaii


Type Locality




Site #1 (NAD83 Datum)

Site #2

Site #3

Latitude:

N19d20m30.7s







Longitude:

W155d0m7.4s







State:

HI







County:

Hawaii







General Description

Hawaii County, Island of Hawaii, USGS Quad: Kalapana. Drive south on Hwy. 130 from Pahoa to where pahoehoe flow ran over the road. Proceed west on road/trail about another mile. Stop where road goes through last forested kipuka before end of road at large pahoehoe flow. Walk north into forest 50'.








Relationship to Other Established Classifications



Jacobi, J.D. 1989. Vegetation Maps of the Upland Plant Communities on the Islands of Hawai`i, Maui, Moloka`i, and Lana`i. Technical Report 68. Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit, University of Hawai`i at Manoa and National Park Service.



Loh, R.K. 2004. Complete vegetation map of Hawai`i Volcanoes National park below 8,000 ft elevation. U.S. National Park Service.



Ripperton, J.C. and E.Y. Hosaka. 1942. Vegetation zones of Hawai`i. Hawai`i Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 89:1-60.



U.S. Dept. of Interior-U.S. Geological Survey. 2006. A GAP Analysis of Hawai`i. Final Report and Data.


Other References



Armstrong, R.W. 1973. Atlas of Hawai`i. University of Hawai`i Press, Honolulu.



Mueller-Dombois, D. and F.R. Fosberg. 1998. Vegetation of the Tropical Pacific Islands. Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.



Palmer, D.D. 2003. Hawai`i’s Ferns and Fern Allies. University of Hawai`i Press, Honolulu.



Pratt, H.D. 1998. A Pocket Guide to Hawai`i’s Trees and Shrubs. Mutual Publishing, Honolulu.



Rock, J.F. The Indigenous Trees of the Hawaiian Islands. 1st edition 1913, reprinted 1974, Charles E. Tuttle Company, Rutland, VT and Tokyo, Japan.



Sohmer, S.H. and R. Gustafson. 2000. Plants and Flowers of Hawai`i. University of Hawai`i Press, Honolulu.



Wagner, WL, DR Herbst, and SH Sohmer. 1990. Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawai`i. Bishop Museum Special Publication 83, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu.


Site Description Approval

Author

Date

Approval

Date

David Clausnitzer

7/8/08

David Clausnitzer

7/8/08

Joseph May

2003







Loretta J. Metz

7/8/08

Loretta J. Metz

7/8/08




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