Kalaupapa National Historical Park Landscape (Arboretum) (KALA-LS)

Kalaupapa National Historical Park is a United States National Historical Park located in Kalaupapa, Hawaiʻi, on the island of Molokaʻi. Coterminous with the boundaries of Kalawao County and primarily on Kalaupapa peninsula, it was established by Congress in 1980 to expand upon the earlier National Historic Landmark site of the Kalaupapa Leper Settlement. It is administered by the National Park Service.

Its goal is to preserve the cultural and physical settings of the two leper colonies on the island of Molokaʻi, which operated from 1866 to 1969 and had a total of 8500 residents over the decades. More than 7300 people live on the remainder of the island, which was a site of cattle ranching and pineapple production for decades. Much of these lands were purchased and controlled by the owners and developers of Molokai Ranch. This part of the island is also a tourist destination.
Contact: Carrie Mardorf (carrie_mardorf@nps.gov)
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 30 March 2016
Usage Rights: CC0 1.0 (Public-domain)
Rights Holder: University of Hawaii
Access Rights: not-for-profit use only
Collection Statistics:
  • 399 specimen records
  • 399 (100%) georeferenced
  • 344 (86%) identified to species
  • 25 families
  • 35 genera
  • 30 species
  • 30 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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