Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is a land contrasts and superlatives, a volcanic mountain that arose from the sea for hundreds of thousands of years, and today continues to add land from both Kīlauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes. It shelters plants and animals found here and only here, organisms which are irreplaceable. This is the land of the volcano goddess Pele, currently in residence at the summit of Kīlauea at Halemaʻumauʻ crater.
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park was established in 1916 to protect the geologic, biologic, and cultural resources on Kīlauea and Mauna Loa, Hawaii's two most active volcanoes.
Author: Janet L. Babb
Edited by Cheri C. Madison
Book design by K.C. DenDooven
Publisher: K.C. Publications