Nene breeding season has arrived, which means the endangered birds are more active along Crater Road in Haleakala National Park. Because the road bisects native shrubland where nene feed and nest, the birds are especially vulnerable to being killed by cars. To protect the nene, which are found in Hawaii and nowhere else on earth, park staff have installed traffic calming … [Read more...] about Haleakala National Park wants you to protect the Nene
Haleakala National Park’s annual Nene Awareness Day Logo Contest is accepting entries from students in grades 6, 7, and 8. Students interested in participating can draw or paint an original logo about nene on one 8.5 x 11 sized paper and include a short slogan about one of the following ideas: 1) Why nene are special or 2) What people can do to protect nene. Three winners … [Read more...] about Haleakala National Park holds Nene Awareness Day Art Contest for Maui students
This week, the state Land Use Commission (LUC) will discuss the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) of the proposed Olowalu Town, which has been in development for the last decade by Bill Frampton and Dave Ward. The project’s 2012 Draft EIS says Olowalu Town will include “approximately 1,500 residential dwelling units” at build-out. “The Master Plan will be a … [Read more...] about State Land Use Commission takes up proposed Olowalu Town this Wednesday
On Jan. 4, an instructor at the Ukumehame Rifle Range spotted a nene goose in the area, according to a County of Maui press release sent out today. I think you can guess what happened next. "The Department of Parks and Recreation has closed down its Ukumehame rifle range because of a Nene goose nest in the area," states the Jan. 7 news release. "On Monday a DLNR wildlife … [Read more...] about Ukumehame Rifle Range Shuts Down After Instructor Spots Nene Goose
Because the nene is endangered, the death of even one bird in Haleakala National Park due to careless driving is too many. But on Dec. 26, a driver accidentally killed a nesting female, which is much, much worse. The accident happened on the downhill side of the park road near Headquarters Visitor Center, according to a Dec. 29 Haleakala National Park news release. Park … [Read more...] about Can Anything Save The Eggs of the Nesting Female Nene Killed in Haleakala National Park?