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Kalahaku Overlook Public Meeting Scheduled

On Thursday, December 7, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., the National Park Service (NPS) will host a public meeting about proposed plans to rehabilitate the Kalahaku Overlook. The meeting will be held in the Pukalani Community Center, in the building next to the pool. Park staff will provide information about the proposed project, answer questions, and accept comments.

The proposed plans for Kalahaku will improve visitor safety and enjoyment; protect natural and cultural resources; and will require development of an Environmental Assessment (EA). Kalahaku Overlook receives up to several hundred visitors daily. The EA will explore a range of alternatives to identify potential issues and impacts to visitor safety and experience and park resources and values. The EA will also evaluate measures to mitigate these impacts.

In addition to this public meeting, comments can be made online at the NPS Planning, Environmental, and Public Comment (PEPC) website: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/Overlook. Comments can be also submitted by mail (to Haleakalā NP, Kalahaku Overlook Area Management EA, Attention: Linette King, P.O. Box 369, Makawao, HI, 96768); or by email to [email protected] with the subject line “Kalahaku Overlook Area Management.”

Comments will not be accepted by FAX or in any manner other than those 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, 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.

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