As you navigate this site, you will find the content for much of the Atlas is stored in linked pdf files. We recommend that you download a copy of the Key and Legend in addition to any watersheds of interest so that you understand the details of the information presented in the Atlas pages.
Additionally, this Atlas is linked to the DAR Aquatic Surveys Database so that the Atlas can be updated as new information becomes available. We plan to replace files periodically with new versions.
Finally, as we created this 4,500+ page Atlas, we corrected errors we found in the DAR Aquatic Surveys Database and this Atlas. Please feel free to contact us with inconsistencies or additional information you may have. Our intent is to provide the most up-to-date and accurate information as possible, and your help in insuring this would be greatly appreciated.
Enjoy your visit to the website for the Atlas of Hawaiian Watershed & Their Aquatic Resources. This Atlas was created in a joint effort between the Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources and Bishop Museum.
In this site you can learn about the Atlas and its authors, and you will be able to download information for any of the 430 watersheds covered in the Atlas.
The Maui Atlas cover
Thank you for visiting this site. We hope you find the information useful and that you gain a greater appreciation of the unique and beautiful Hawaiian Stream ecosystem.
Presentations on the Atlas of Hawaiian Watersheds & Their Aquatic Resources were given recently by:
Glenn Higashi, DAR at the Ecology, Restoration, and Management of Hawaiian Stream and Riparian Systems Workshop on May 21, 2008.
Eko Lapp, DAR at the Hawaii Conservation Conference on July 29, 2008.
A DVD of the complete Atlas is in the works and should be available soon.
A printed copy for the Island of Maui is expected this fall. Hopefully, the atlases of the other islands will follow soon after that.