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Contact: Jessica Ferracane, 808-985-6018
HAWAII NATIONAL PARK, Hawaiʻi – Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces flight operations for December 2021:
December 2 between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. for ungulate survey in Kahuku between 4,000- and 6,000-ft. elevation.
December 2 between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. for removal of fence materials at Great Crack between 2,000- and 4,000-ft. elevation.
December 2 between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. for Hawaiian petrel monitoring between 6,500- and 9,000-ft. elevation.
December 7 between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. for ʻuaʻu (Hawaiian petrel) monitoring between 6,500- and 9,000-ft. elevation.
December 7 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. for aerial mapping and remote sensing of invasive guinea grass on Hilina Pali and coastal areas between sea level and 700-ft. elevation.
December 9, between 11 a.m. and noon, for ʻuaʻu (Hawaiian petrel monitoring) between 6,500-and 9,000-ft. elevation.
December 16 between 8 a.m. and noon, for survey and control of invasive guinea grass on Hilina Pali from sea level to 700-ft. elevation.
December 28 between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. for survey and control of fountain grass from the park’s west boundary to Keauhou, from sea level to 3,500-ft. elevation.
In addition, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory may conduct flight operations over Kīlauea and Mauna Loa to assess volcanic activity and maintain instrumentation.
The park regrets any noise impact to residents and park visitors. Dates and times are subject to change based on aircraft availability and weather.
Management of the park requires the use of aircraft to monitor and research volcanic activity, conduct search-and-rescue missions and law enforcement operations, support management of natural and cultural resources, and to maintain backcountry facilities.
Last updated: November 30, 2021