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Honouliuli Gulch and Associated Sites
Special Resource Study

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Study Update, August 2014

The comment period for the Draft Honouliuli Gulch and Associated Sites Special Resources Study and Environmental Assessment closed on July 15, 2014. Thank you to all that attended public meetings and submitted comments to the NPS. The NPS will review and analyze the comments, revise the report as necessary, and submit a final recommendation to Congress. The final study and recommendation will be made available to the public after it has been transmitted to Congress (anticipated for late 2014).

Draft Study Report Links

The executive summary of the draft study report is available here

The full draft study report is available at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/honouliuli_draftreport

We appreciate your continued interest in the study!



The Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2010 (signed into law October 30, 2009) authorized the National Park Service to conduct a special resource study of the national significance, suitability, and feasibility of including the Honouliuli Gulch and the associated sites within the State of Hawaii in the National Park System.

The NPS is directed to consult with the State of Hawaii, appropriate federal agencies, Native Hawaiian and local government entities, private and nonprofit organizations, private landowners, and other interested parties.

The study will evaluate Honouliuli Gulch and associated sites located on Oahu and other Hawaiian islands with respect to (1) the significance of the site as a component of World War II; (2) the significance of the site as the site related to the forcible internment of Japanese Americans, European Americans, and other individuals; and (3) historic resources at the site.

At the conclusion of the study process, the National Park Service will submit a report to Congress that describes the findings, conclusions and recommendations of the study.

updated 8/4/14