NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING PROPOSED WITHDRAWAL OF APPROXIMATELY 650 ACRES FROM NA PALI-KONA FOREST RESERVE (TMK (4) 1-4-001: portion 003), WAIMEA DISTRICT, KAUAI, FOR SET ASIDE INTO HONO O NA PALI
NATURAL AREA RESERVE
DATE: Monday, July 7, 2008
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
PLACE: Kalaheo Neighborhood Center, 4480 Papalina Rd., Kalaheo, HI 96741
The Department of Land and Natural Resources, State of Hawai`i, pursuant to Chapter 195,183-12 and 183-13 Hawai`i Revised Statutes will hold a public hearing in Kaua`i to receive testimony on the proposed designation of TMK (4) 1-4-001: portion 003 into the Natural Area Reserve System and withdrawn from the Na Pali-Kona Forest Reserve.
The proposed extension of Hono O Na Pali Natural Area Reserve (NAR) would encompass state owned Forest Reserve land that is between and adjacent to the existing Hono O Na Pali Natural Area Reserve and the Alakai Wilderness Preserve in the Waimea district of Kaua`i. The proposed area contains intact native wet forest with several species of rare and endangered plants and animals.
Any person may testify or present information at the public hearing. Copies of the Draft Nomination and a map of the area are available for inspection by contacting Emma Yuen at the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife office, Room 325, 1151 Punchbowl St. Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813 or via e-mail at Emma.Yuen@hawaii.gov. If you desire to attend the above meeting and require auxiliary aids (taped materials or sign language interpreter) please request assistance 10 working days prior to hearing calling 587-4170. Persons unable to attend or wishing to present additional comments, may mail written testimony received no later than July 20, 2008, to the Chairperson, P. O. Box 621 Honolulu, Hawai`i 96809 with a copy sent to Emma Yuen at the address above, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
[Sgd.] Ken Kawahara for
LAURA H. THIELEN, Chairperson