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Draft Alternatives for Kīpahulu Site Plan at Haleakalā

August 29, 2012, 8:25 AM HST
* Updated August 29, 8:26 AM
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Haleakala National Park, Kipahulu signage. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Oheo Gulch. Photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Haleakalā National Park has released draft alternatives for the Kīpahulu Comprehensive Site Plan.

The information is now available for public comment and review through October 5, 2012.

The plan seeks to identify the overall direction for the future management of the Kīpahulu District of the park.

The plan also takes into consideration the opportunities, issues, and vision for the Kipahulu District identified by park staff, the public, and other stakeholders.

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Topics for consideration in the plan include the protection of resources; visitor experience and safety; and location of operational facilities, utilities, and sustainability.

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There are several public meetings planned to discuss the alternatives.  The meetings will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at: Helene Hall in Hāna on Tuesday, September 11; Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani on Wednesday, September 12; and Kīpahulu Visitor Center in Kīpahulu on Thursday, September 13, 2012.

Public comment is also being accepted via the internet at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/hale; and via mail, which can be sent to: Superintendent, Haleakalā National Park, PO Box 369, Makawao, HI 96768.

The alternatives can be reviewed at: www.nps.gov/hale.

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