Draft EIS for Kawainui-Hamakua Master Plan now available for review

September 29, 2016 at 8:37 am Leave a comment

We encourage you to review and support the restoration and education efforts at Kawainui. Yes, it’s a busy time of the year, but the more support shown the better.

Kawainui-Hāmākua Master Plan Project DEIS

HRS §343-5 Trigger(s)

Use of State lands and funds; use of Conservation District lands


Koʻolaupoko District


(1) 4-2-003: 017 and 030; 4-2-013: 005, 010, 022 and 038; 4-2-016: 002 and 015; 4-2-017: 020; 4-2-103: 018 and 035; and 4-4-034: 025


Special Management Area Use Permit, Conservation District Use Permit, Department of the Army Permit

Proposing Agency

Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife
Marigold Zoll, O‘ahu Forestry and Wildlife Manager, Marigold.S.Zoll@hawaii.gov, (808) 973-9787 P.O. Box 621, Honolulu, HI 96809

Accepting Authority

Governor, State of Hawai‘i
The Honorable David Y. Ige, http://governor.hawaii.gov/contact-us/contact-the-governor/, (808) 586-0034 Executive Chambers, State Capitol, 415 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96813


HHF Planners
Ronald Sato, AICP, rsato@hhf.com, (808) 457-3172 733 Bishop; Street, Suite 2590, Honolulu, HI 96813


Administrative 30-day public review and comment period has started. Comments are due by early January, 2018.  Please send comments to the proposing agency and copy the accepting authority and the consultant.

This 986 acre project area in Kailua includes the Kawainui wetland and upland areas, Hāmākua Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary, and Pu‘uoehu hillside. Proposed improvements are needed to support the Division of Forestry and Wildlife and the Division of State Parks efforts in achieving their agency missions, to sustain and enhance the natural and cultural resources associated with this area, and increase public access and outdoor recreational opportunities. Proposed improvements fall into three major catego- ries: 1) natural resource management; 2) cultural resource management; and 3) educational and recreational initiatives. Natural resource management include wetland restoration, upland reforestation, storm water improvements, and support for manage- ment operations. Cultural resource initiatives would support traditional Hawaiian cultural practices in the area. Educational and recreational improvements would increase public access, provide passive outdoor recreational use, and support educational programs and stewardship.


Entry filed under: Hawaii.

Join us on Saturday, September 3, 2016 for our Youth Led Kawainui/Ulupō Huakaʻi Think Tech Hawaii video about Kawainui and how we are working towards restoration of the cultural and natural resources.

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