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Contact: Ben Hayes, (808) 985-6010
Hawaii National Park, Hawai‘i – Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces the upcoming flight plans for September 2019:
- September 3, between 6 a.m and 8 a.m for ungulate surveys and control work in Kahuku Unit, between 4,000 ft. and 6,000 ft. elevation.
- September 4, between 8 a.m. and noon, for invasive Guinea grass surveys and control along Keauhou Trail, from the coast to 2,000 ft. elevation.
- September 9, between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. to shuttle supplies to control banana poka in the Keauhou burn area on Mauna Loa Strip between 5,000 ft. and 6,000 ft. elevation.
- September 12, between 10 a.m. and noon to survey Kipukapuaulu for Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death (ROD).
- September 12, between noon and 2 pm to survey invasive fountain grass in Great Crack/Keaiwa sector.
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: September 3, 2019