Map of Ka'ūpūlehu Ahupua'a showing the location of the Kalaemanō Cultural Reserve.
About the Kalaemanō Cultural Reserve
Kalaemanō is part of the vast landscape of the ahupua'a of Ka'ūpūlehu, an ancient land division that sweeps down from the summit of Hualālai, through its forests, and transitions into the grass plains, and onto the lava fields. The historic and beloved area of Kalaemanō makes up the coastal section of Ka'ūpūlehu Ahupua'a, which is filled with many culturally important sites and resources.
This 104-acre cultural reserve was set aside to encourage active stewardship and maintenance of the area's resources so that they may be preserved for future generations. This area is highly valued as a traditional fishing and resource collection area. The reserve contains culturally significant archaeological sites from which portions are view-able from the marked public access trail.