North Shore, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i
State of Hawai‘i, Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR)
The Pahole Rare Plant Facility is operated under the control of the Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, and is an important facility for the propagation of rare and endangered native Hawaiian plants for restoration efforts. The acre property is on the site of a deactivated NIKE missile system facility, and is located within the Mokule‘ia Forest Reserve on the north shore of O‘ahu.
The master plan recognized and addressed issues such as erosion problems, access and circulation problems, helipad location, water catchment system, open space utilization, and the planning for state and county radio broadcast facilities and antennae towers. The identification of buildings and other structures to be demolished, as well as potential locations for new buildings and features were an important part of the master planning effort. Potential areas for re-naturalization with native vegetation within the facility boundaries were also identified. Protecting and enhancing the mission of native plant conservation was an important goal of the master plan. HHF Planner’s broad range of experience with conservation issues and physical planning was useful in understanding the site issues and providing appropriate solutions.