From punaguide.com: "Puna is a district on the Big Island of Hawaii which is 499.5 square miles or 319,680 acres. It is is characterized by broad and gentle slopes which is firmed of porous volcanic rock and soils from Mauna Loa and Kilauea eruptions. There is an extensive network of subterranean lava tubes throughout much of the District, which are sometimes accessible through collapsed openings. Puna Parks (including Hawaii Volcanoes National Park) are definitely worth a visit. Dominant vegetation varies depending on the area from rain forest to desert shrub and coastal strand.
About 50% of the residents of Puna would like to have their district remain 'wild', 50% would like to see new development in their district."
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