Active Bee Swarms on Pali Trail
Bee hives and swarms have been observed in the vicinity of switchback 26 on the Pali (cliff) Trail. Additional hives may be along the trail. Hikers should be observant of their surroundings and exercise caution.
The National Park Service will conduct a planning effort beginning in Spring 2009 that will lead to a new General Management Plan for Kalaupapa National Historical Park. This park is complicated to manage since the lands, waters, and historical buildings are not owned in fee simple by the National Park Service. This section includes information about the general management plan, and copies of the many agreements and leases with various religious organizations, the State of Hawaii departments, and the Hawaiian Homes Commission. These are the bases that thus far allow Kalaupapa to function as a National Historical Park.
General Management Plan: Kalaupapa National Historical Park will conduct a planning effort beginning in Spring 2009 that will lead to a new general management plan. The new general management plan will provide guidance for future preservation and management of Kalaupapa for the next 20 years. Click here for more information.
Kalaupapa Foundation Statement, draft. The draft Foundation Statement is a draft of a plan which includes a composite of relevant laws, agreements, contracts, etc., which form the basis for future plans and management of the park. View the draft in pdf.
Current management documents guiding the park operations that are available are (click on tan colored text to see document):
Did You Know?
On December 23, 1866, 35 people gathered together to organize the congregation of Siloama and establish the first church at Kalawao. Siloama means "Church of the Healing Spring". The protestant church structure was dedicated in 1871 and rebuilt in 1966.