STATE OF HAWAII
DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
SEEKING PUBLIC COMMENT ON NEW WARNING SIGN DESIGN
RELATING TO BURNED AREA OF KULA AND KAHIKINUI FOREST RESERVES
AND POLIPOLI SPRINGS STATE RECREATION AREA
ISLAND OF MAUI
Pursuant to Section 4 of Act 82, Session Laws of Hawaii 2003 and Chapter 13-8, Hawaii Administrative Rules, the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has developed a design for a sign warning of the potential for falling trees and branches in Kula and Kahikinui Forest Reserves and Polipoli Springs State Recreation Area. The proposed signs are intended to inform the public of the potential exposure to hazard trees in the Kula Forest Reserve area, which was subject to an intense and large-scale wildfire in early 2007. Thousands of mature trees were burned but still left standing in this fire. Signs will remain in place until such time that the hazard is mitigated, which may take several years due to the widespread and severe nature of the fire damage.
The public is invited to provide comments on the new pictograph image relating to falling trees that is part of the sign design from March 28 to April 10, 2007. The design will be posted on the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) website at www.dofaw.net in the “Announcements” section. For those without Internet access, hard copies of the design can be requested by mail and will also be available at the DOFAW Administrative Offices on Oahu, located at 1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 325, Honolulu, HI 96813 (phone 808-587-0166) and at the DOFAW Maui Branch Office, located at 54 South High Street, Wailuku, HI 96793 (phone 808-984-8100). If anyone desires this information in an alternate format, please contact Jacquie Robson at 808-587-4166.