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Contact: Jessica Ferracane, 808-985-6018
Hawaii National Park, Hawai‘i – Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces the following upcoming flight plans for August 2016:
• August 11, 22, 25, and 29, between 6 a.m. and noon, to shuttle crew, camp supplies, fencing material and equipment to ‘Ōla‘a Tract.
• August 15, between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to shuttle crew and supplies for vegetation monitoring in the East Rift Zone, east of Nāpau Crater.
• August 23, between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. for ungulate surveys and control work in Kahuku between 2,500- and 7,000-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.