• View of the Kalaupapa Peninsula

    Kalaupapa

    National Historical Park Hawai'i

Park Planning

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):

Park Solid Waste Management Plan Environmental Assessment, 2006; view as a pdf file. See the EA cover letter for directions to send us comments.

The Park General Management Plan, 1980; view as a pdf file.

The Park Interpretive Prospectus, 1999; view as a pdf file.

The Park Proposal, 1980; view as a pdf file.

The Park Resources Management Plan, 2000; view as a pdf file.

The Park Cultural Resources Management Plan, 1984; view as a pdf file. Its Appendix has the priority listing for building stabilization and the rationale for setting these priorities.

The Lease with the Hawaiian Homes Commission to use Kalaupapa Settlement lands for park purposes; view as a pdf file.

NPS Cooperative Agreements with other Agencies. The park operates upon other agency lands and properties on the basis of several cooperative agreements. View these following as a pdf file--

o State Department of Health

o State Department of Transportation

o State Department of Land & Natural Resources

o Catholic Church

o Protestant Church

Kalaupapa Building Inventory, March 1977; view as a htm file. The portion of the Inventory with galleries of building pictures, arranged by neighborhood, can be viewed in htm.

Buildings Maintenance Priorities. The park developed a building priority list for stabilization in the early '80s (in fact a triage listing of which buildings could be saved). The list, and the rationale for its prioritization, appeared originally in the 1984 Cultural Resource Management Plan. View that prioritization rationale in htm (faster) or -- view or download it in pdf. In retrospect, a quarter-century later, 90% of the top 200 priority buildings still remain.

The 1990 Transition Plan (State DOH to NPS) by the Pacific Basin Development Council to transfer community functions to the Park; view as a pdf file.

 

Did You Know?

Archeological Site - Kukaiwa'a Peninsula

The Kalaupapa peninsula and nearby valleys are extremely rich in archeological resources. Most of the sites are intact and very well preserved due to the lack of development as seen on other neighboring islands.