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September 01, 2015
Park Mules to the Rescue
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, some have four legs. Last week, park mules and a horse transported two injured hikers suffering from dehydration to safety.

August 25, 2015
Alternating lane closures at entrance station begin this week
A project to replace window frames in both entrance station booths at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will result in alternating lane closures for the next two weeks.

August 19, 2015
John Broward Selected as Chief Ranger for Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
John Broward has been selected as Chief Ranger at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, and will direct visitor and resource protection for the 333,086-acre park.

August 19, 2015
Ross Williams Selected as Fire Management Officer for Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
Ross Williams is the new Fire Management Officer (FMO) for Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. He oversees fire management operations for the Pacific Island Park network, which includes 12 national parks in Hawai‘i, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa.

August 18, 2015
Find Your Park and Celebrate the 99th Birthdays of the National Park Service & Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
The National Park Service turns 99 years old on Aug. 25 and Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park – which marked its 99th birthday on Aug. 1 – want to give you a present – free admission! The usual entrance fee of $15 will be waived for all visitors on Tues., Aug. 25.

August 17, 2015
September 2015 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in September. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association, and your $2 donation helps support park programs. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events:

August 14, 2015
Campgrounds and backcountry reopen as Hilda dissipates
Due to the gradual deterioration of Tropical Depression Hilda and a decrease in forecasted wind speeds, park rangers have re-opened all previous storm-related closures within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

August 11, 2015
Park Prepares for Hurricane Hilda
In anticipation of the heavy rain and wind forecast with the arrival of Hurricane Hilda, all backcountry areas in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will be closed as of 5 p.m. on Tues., Aug. 11 until it is safe to reopen them. No backcountry permits will be issued until park staff reassess the storm’s impact.

August 03, 2015
Explore Kahuku in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park - August & September 2015 Programs
Everyone is invited to Find Your Park and participate in the upcoming Kahuku events and guided hikes at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, in August and September 2015. Kahuku is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday of the month, and all events are free. You can explore on your own, or join these upcoming programs:

August 03, 2015
Park Prepares for Tropical Storm Guillermo
In anticipation of the heavy rain and wind forecast with the arrival of Tropical Storm Guillermo, all backcountry areas in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will be closed as of 5 p.m. on Tues., Aug. 4 until it is safe to reopen them.

July 30, 2015
Exit route from lava tube to temporarily close
The exit route trail leading out of Thurston Lava Tube will close starting Mon., Aug. 3 while workers replace an electrical line. The lava tube will remain open, and the trail that leads into it will be used as both exit and entry.

July 28, 2015
New online “Camp Google” brings park to kids across the country
Kids, many who live thousands of miles from Hawai‘i, will have the opportunity to explore Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Wed., July 29 via the new online “Camp Google” experience.

July 17, 2015
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park August 2015 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in August. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association, and your $2 donation helps support park programs.

June 19, 2015
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park July 2015 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in July. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association, and your $2 donation helps support park programs.

June 11, 2015
EPA honors Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park as Federal Green Challenge winner
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park with the EPA’s Federal Green Challenge Regional Overall Achievement award as part of its efforts to encourage federal departments to reduce their environmental footprints through sustainable practices.

June 05, 2015
Public Invited to Attend Talk Story Session on Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s Draft General Management Plan / Wilderness Study / Environmental Impact Statement June 10
The public is invited to a talk story session about the Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park draft general management plan, wilderness study, and environmental impact statement (GMP/WS/EIS) at the Kīlauea Visitor Center, June 10, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. In addition, a formal wilderness hearing will be held during this meeting to receive comments specific to the wilderness study. Park representatives will answer questions and take comments.

June 02, 2015
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park June 2015 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in June. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply.

May 22, 2015
Free Summer Junior Ranger Program begins June 24
Keiki eight to 13 years old are invited to “Find Your Park” and become junior rangers through Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s Keiki o Hawai‘i Nei summer program. The fun-filled, three-day program begins Wednesday, June 24 and ends Friday, June 26. The program is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day

May 21, 2015
La Réunion and Hawai‘i Connect through Sister Park Agreement
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and La Réunion National Park, a French volcanic island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, signed a sister park agreement yesterday to fortify the mutual collaboration and cooperation between both parks.

May 20, 2015
Hawai‘i Volcanoes Will Increase Entrance & Camping Fees Beginning June 1
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will incrementally increase entrance and camping fees over the next three years in order to fund deferred maintenance and improvement projects within the park, and to meet national standards for parks with similar visitor amenities. Entrance fees for recreational use have not increased since 1997

May 20, 2015
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Blended Best of Western Science with Traditional Hawaiian Culture
Initial species count tops 416, including over 22 new to park’s species list; 73 threatened species also seen

May 13, 2015
Busy Weekend Expected at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
Best known for its active volcanoes and stunning landscapes, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will this weekend welcome hundreds of scientists, students and Hawaiian cultural practitioners to the BioBlitz and Biodiversity & Cultural Festival.

May 11, 2015
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park to Host BioBlitz 2015
Join Top Scientists, Students and the Public in Race to Count Species and Celebrate Connection of Science and Hawaiian Culture.

May 04, 2015
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park May 2015 Hawaiian Cultural, After Dark in the Park and Other Events
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in May.

May 01, 2015
Artist-in-Residence Holds Open Studio for Visitors to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s current artist-in-residence, feather artist Rick Makanaaloha Kia‘imeaokekanaka San Nicolas, is holding an open house Monday through Friday, now through May 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the 1932 Administration Building (also called the ‘Ōhi‘a Wing).

April 30, 2015
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s Draft General Management Plan / Wilderness Study / Environmental Impact Statement Available for Review and Comment
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is pleased to announce the availability of its draft general management plan, wilderness study, and environmental impact statement (GMP/WS/EIS).

April 27, 2015
Rise in Lava Lake Creates Surge in Visitation
Thousands of additional visitors are flocking to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park to witness the large lava lake steadily rise at the summit of Kīlauea volcano.

April 23, 2015
Visitation to four national parks on Hawai‘i, the Big Island creates $175,579,100 in economic benefits
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 2,282,752 people in 2014 visited four national park units on Hawai‘i, the Big Island, and spent $175,579,100 in communities near the parks. That spending supported 2,162 jobs on island, and had a cumulative benefit to the local community of $248,036,200.

April 23, 2015
Visitation to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park creates $136,838,700 in economic benefits
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 1,693,005 visitors to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park in 2014 spent $136,838,700 in communities near the park. That spending supported 1,672 jobs on island, and had a cumulative benefit to the local community of $170,878,000.

April 17, 2015
Explore Kahuku in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
April - June 2015 Programs

April 16, 2015
Park seeks BioBlitz & Cultural Festival volunteers
Nearly 100 volunteers are needed to help with the upcoming BioBlitz and Biodiversity & Cultural Festival at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, May 15 and 16, 2015.

April 09, 2015
Junior Rangers encouraged to "Find Your Park" as National Park Week begins
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park encourages keiki to connect with their national park and World Heritage Site by becoming a Junior Ranger on Sat., April 18 – Junior Ranger Day and International Day on Monuments and Sites

April 07, 2015
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Public Notice of Flight Operations
Notice of Flight Operations

April 07, 2015
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park to Host BioBlitz 2015
Sign Up Now to Join Top Scientists, Students and the Public in a Race to Count Species and Celebrate the Connection of Science and Hawaiian Culture May 15 and 16, 2015. 35th Annual Cultural Festival Moved to May and Expanded to Include Biodiversity

March 27, 2015
Volunteers Sought for Stewardship at the Summit - April through June 2015
Help protect the native Hawaiian rainforest at the summit of Kīlauea by volunteering for “Stewardship at the Summit” programs in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, now through June 2015

March 24, 2015
Kitchen Fire Temporarily Closes Restaurants in Volcano House
Both restaurants in Volcano House are closed for at least two days while officials investigate the cause of a kitchen fire that sent a hotel employee to the hospital Tuesday morning.

March 20, 2015
11-year-old lost, and found, off Kīlauea Iki Trail
An 11-year-old boy from Canada who took a shortcut off Kīlauea Iki Trail was located by park rangers and reunited with his family Tuesday night, March 17.

March 17, 2015
April 2015 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Events
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in April. To celebrate the Merrie Monarch Festival’s 52nd anniversary, special cultural presentations are offered April 7, 9 and 10. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association, and your $2 donation helps support park programs.

March 10, 2015
Friends of HVNP & Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Earn National Award for Public Lands Partnership
The nonprofit group Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park (FHVNP), and Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, received the Association of Partners for Public Lands (APPL) 2015 Partnership Award for Public Lands Partners.

February 18, 2015
March 2015 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in March. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association, and your $2 donation helps support park programs. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events:

February 11, 2015
Celebrate Presidents Day Weekend with Free Admission to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
Make an executive decision to visit a national park this Presidents Day weekend. All fee-charging national parks will offer free admission from February 14 through 16, including Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

February 06, 2015
Fatality at Thurston Lava Tube
A 71-year-old male visitor from Japan died yesterday after suffering an apparent heart attack at Thurston Lava Tube in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

January 26, 2015
February 2015 Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in February. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association, and your $2 donation helps support park programs. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events:

January 23, 2015
Notice of Flight Operations for January and February 2015
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces the following upcoming flight plans for the remainder of January and February 2015:

January 23, 2015
New Hours at Jaggar Museum and Kīlauea Visitor Center
Effective immediately, Jaggar Museum in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Kīlauea Visitor Center is also open daily, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association bookstores within both visitor facilities have the same hours.

January 02, 2015
Volunteers Sought for Stewardship at the Summit, January through March 2015
Resolve to protect the Hawaiian ecosystem from invasive, non-native plant species by volunteering for “Stewardship at the Summit” programs in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, now through March 2015.

December 31, 2014
Tips for Visiting Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park During Busy Holiday Season
Park visitation increases during the holiday travel season, especially between Christmas and New Year’s Day, and this week is no exception.

December 31, 2014
Master Mechanic Harold Mulliken Retires
New Year’s Eve is not only the last day of 2014, but it also marks the retirement of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park master mechanic Harold Mulliken. Born and raised in Volcano, Hawai‘i, Mulliken served his “playground” for nearly 25 years.

December 29, 2014
Explore Kahuku January - March 2015 in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
Everyone is invited to participate in the upcoming Kahuku events and hikes at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, offered January through March 2015. All events are FREE!

December 22, 2014
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park BioBlitz and Biodiversity Cultural Festival - May 15-16, 2015
Grab your daypack and join the National Geographic Society and the National Park Service at the Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park BioBlitz and Biodiversity & Cultural Festival, Friday and Saturday, May 15 and 16, 2015.

December 17, 2014
January 2015 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in January – which is also Volcano Awareness Month, established by the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association, and your $2 donation helps support park programs. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events:

November 24, 2014
December 2014 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and music with the community and visitors in December. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events.

November 04, 2014
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Releases Environmental Review for Emergency Access Route
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is seeking public comment on the environmental review and decision regarding the construction and use of an emergency access route along the lava-covered section of Chain of Craters Kalapana Road. The environmental review for the emergency access route (22’ width) was completed in accordance with alternative NEPA arrangements developed by and in consultation with the Department of Interior and the President’s Council on Environmental Quality.

October 27, 2014
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park November 2014 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in November.

October 21, 2014
"End of the Road" will close during emergency route construction
Work begins Friday, October 24 on an emergency access route between Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and Kalapana along the historic Chain of Craters Road-Kalapana alignment, from the park side.

October 19, 2014
Most of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park opens Sunday
Most of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park opened Sunday following Hurricane Ana, except for Mauna Loa Road which remains closed due to downed trees.

October 18, 2014
Parts of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park reopen Saturday
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park reopened parts of Crater Rim Drive along Kīlauea Caldera today at noon, including Kīlauea Visitor Center and Jaggar Museum.

October 15, 2014
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will close Friday
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will be closed Friday, October 17 in anticipation of Tropical Storm Ana.

October 14, 2014
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park proposes fee increases for 2015
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is seeking public feedback on possible entrance fee increases starting in 2015. Entrance fees for recreational use have not increased since 1997.

October 07, 2014
Notice of Aerial Operations Oct-Nov 2014
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces the following upcoming flight plans for October and November:

October 06, 2014
Volunteers Sought for Stewardship at the Summit: October through December 2014
Protect the Hawaiian ecosystem from invasive, non-native plant species by volunteering for “Stewardship at the Summit” programs in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Stewardship at the Summit begins at 9 a.m. and ends at noon. The dates from October through December are: October 8, 18, 24, and 31; November 7, 15, 21, and 29; and December 3, 12, 19, and 27.

October 03, 2014
Explore Kahuku October - December 2014 in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
Everyone is invited to participate in the upcoming Kahuku events and hikes at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, offered October through December 2014. All events are FREE!

October 01, 2014
Park Events Celebrate Archeology
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park commemorates both Hawaiian Archeology Week Oct. 3-12, and International Archeology Day on Oct. 18 by offering a series of ranger-guided hikes, archeology-themed events, and a special junior ranger program. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Chisel these events onto your calendars:

September 22, 2014
Chain of Craters Road to be rebuilt as emergency route
The National Park Service announced today that it will work with the State and County of Hawai‘i to construct an emergency route along the former Chain of Craters Road to assist residents of lower Puna, whose access to the rest of the island would be cut off if lava covers Highway 130.

September 16, 2014
October 2014 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Events
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in October. All programs are free, but park entrance fees may apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events:

September 12, 2014
Park Offers Free Entry & Volunteer Opportunities on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 27
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park invites everyone to volunteer and help protect the park’s native ecology on National Public Lands Day, Sat., Sept. 27. Everyone gets in for free, and volunteers at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will receive a free pass to use on another day of their choosing.

September 05, 2014
Notice of Flight Operations for September
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces the following updated flight plans for the month of September.

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