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BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM Mount Kaala Natural Area Reserve is a rugged area at the 4,025-foot elevation in the Waianae Mountains.
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.CO A quarter-mile-long boardwalk snakes through mosses and ferns.
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.CO Malia Nanbara, also an AmeriCorps intern, walks out of the natural area reserve's entrance. Nanbara was working to control the non-native sphagnum moss.
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.CO Cassie Smith, an AmeriCorps intern for the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, uses a blue clove oil spray to control the non-native sphagnum moss in the Mount Kaala Natural Area Reserve.