"The Many-furrowed Hill"

Hawaii residents and visitors alike are drawn to this magnificent
natural landmark nestled near the northern flank of Hualalai
mountain. Pu'u Wa'awa'a is the namesake of the greater
ahupua'a (traditional land management area) in the North Kona
district that encompasses over 35,000 acres of land on the
leeward side of Hawaii Island, spanning eight miles from an
elevation of 6,500 feet to sea level at Kiholo Bay. An area with a  
deep history, diverse biological features, unique geological
formations, and amazing natural beauty, this ahupua'a is
managed as both a State Forest Reserve in the mauka
(mountainous) and State Park in the makai (coastal) lands. For
well over a century, this area was largely inaccessible as a
privately-operated cattle ranch. With a Management Plan in
place, the opportunities to experience and malama ("care for")
Pu'u Wa'awa'a will continue to increase as the native Hawaiian
dryland forest is protected and enhanced for the benefit of
current and future generations.

E mālama i ka 'āina, a mālama ka 'āina ia 'oe
"Care for the land and the land will care for you."
Pu'u Wa'awa'a Ahupua'a
Hawaii State Forest Reserve
System and is managed by the
Department of Land and Natural
Resources, Division of Forestry
and Wildlife