The public is invited to participate in a public scoping period and public meetings for proposed conservation work.
The National Park Service, in partnership with the Leeward Haleakalā Watershed Restoration Partnership and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, proposes to protect and restore either 1,300 or 2,100 acres of habitat for native species in the upper elevations of Nu‘u on the leeward slope of Haleakalā.
The park is starting to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) and welcomes public participation during the environmental analysis process. The public will have two opportunities to formally participate: during this initial public scoping period and during future public review of the EA.
More information and comment card form may be viewed at the park’s website www.nps.gov/hale. Comments can be also submitted online to https://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectId=5570, by email (to HALE_Superintendent@nps.gov with the subject line “Nu‘u Public Scoping”), or by regular mail (Attention: Nu‘u Public Scoping, Haleakalā NP, P.O. Box 369, Makawao, HI, 96758). All comments must be received by close of business May 17.
Comments will not be accepted by FAX or in any manner other than the methods specified above. Bulk comments in any format (hard copy or electronic) submitted on behalf of others will not be accepted. Before including a personal address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in written comments, anyone providing written comment should be aware their entire comment – including their personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time.
While anyone wishing to comment may ask the National Park Service in their comment to withhold their personal identifying information from public review, the National Park Service cannot guarantee it will be able to do so.
The public is also invited participate in meetings. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, Kula Community Center, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m; and Thursday, May 14, 2015, Hana High and Elementary School Cafeteria, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.