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Moloka`i is the fifth largest of the main islands of Hawai`i. Built from two shield volcanoes, East Moloka`i and West Moloka`i, the island’s highest point is Kamakou at 4,961 feet on the East Moloka`i volcano.

The forests of this eastern high plateau receive over 300 inches of rain a year. Much of the summit area is protected by the Nature Conservancy in the Kamakou Preserve.

Futher Information

Protected Places

The Nature Conservancy

Pelekuna Preserve


United States Geological Survey

U.S. Forest Service

State of Hawaii Forest Reserve System

County of Maui: GIS

Hawaii Coastal Geology Group

Water and Weather

Hawaii Association of Watershed Partnerships

East Moloka`i Watershed Partnership

DOFAW Hawaii Watersheds Q&A

Earth Observatory: Little Islands Big Wake


CTAHR Hawaii Forestry Extension

Hawaii Forest Industry Association

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