Haleakalā National Park Announces Public Scoping Period for an Environmental Assessment

Hawaiian petrel fledgling
Hawaiian petrel fledgling

Haleakala NP, C. Bailey

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News Release Date: April 17, 2015

Contact: Cathleen Bailey, 808-264-0516

The public is invited to participate in a public scoping period and public meetings for proposed conservation work.

Map 1: One of two concepts of proposed fence location and conservation areas

Map 1: One of two concepts of proposed fence location and conservation areas

The National Park Service, in partnership with the Leeward Haleakalā Watershed Restoration Partnership and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, proposes to protect and restore either 1,300 or 2,100 acres of habitat for native species in the upper elevations of Nu'u on the leeward slope of Haleakalā.

Map 2: Two of two concepts of proposed fence location and conservation areas

Map 2: Two of two concepts of proposed fence location and conservation areas

The park is starting to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) and welcomes public participation during the environmental analysis process. The public will have two opportunities to formally participate: during this initial public scoping period and during future public review of the EA.

More information and comment card form may be viewed at the park's website www.nps.gov/hale. Comments can be also submitted online to https://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectId=5570, by email (to HALE_Superintendent@nps.gov with the subject line "Nu'u Public Scoping"), or by regular mail (Attention: Nu'u Public Scoping, Haleakalā NP, P.O. Box 369, Makawao, HI, 96758). All comments must be received by close of business May 17, 2015.

Existing park boundary fence along the upper elevations near Nu'u and Kaupo Gap. Left side shows habitat recovery. Right side shows areas impacted by feral animals.

Existing park boundary fence along the upper elevations near Nu'u and Kaupo Gap. Left side shows habitat recovery. Right side shows areas impacted by feral animals. (credit: Haleakala NP, C. Fukushima)

Comments will not be accepted by FAX or in any manner other than the methods specified above. Bulk comments in any format (hardcopy or electronic) submitted on behalf of others will not be accepted. Before including a personal address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in written comments, anyone providing written comment should be aware their entire comment - including their personal identifying information- may be made publicly available at anytime. While anyone wishing to comment may ask the National Park Service in their comment to withhold their personal identifying information from public review, the National Park Service cannot guarantee it will be able to do so.

The public is also invited participate in meetings. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, Kula Community Center, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m;and Thursday, May 14, 2015, Hana High and Elementary School Cafeteria, 5:30 p.m. –7:00 p.m.



Last updated: April 20, 2015

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