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Interview with Scott Splean via Zoom on April 20, 2021. Interviewed by Alana Kanahele. This project was a collaboration between the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa's Center for Oral History and the National Park Service.
BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARYScott Splean arrived on Maui in 1979. Previously, he lived on the Big Island, Oʻahu, as well as in Oregon and California. He began working at the summit of Haleakalā with the Air Force detachment up at Science City in their satellite tracking station. He connected with the park as a volunteer. He was eventually hired as a seasonal resource management specialist in 1983 and continued in that position until 1987. Later, he worked at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park in the same position, as a resource management specialist. Splean retired in 2014 with the National Resource Conservation Service and started volunteering back with Haleakalā National Park at that time. He continues to volunteer in the Interpretation Division, as well as with the Kiaʻi Ala Hele program.
Last updated: January 20, 2022