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Midway Seabird Protection Project Draft Environmental Assessment

Mice are attacking nesting albatross on Midway Atoll – resulting in injury, nest abandonment and death. In order to protect the seabirds from the invasive predator, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to remove the house mouse from Midway Atoll. A draft environmental assessment for the project is available for public comment from March 21 – April 20. 

Review the draft environment assessment and learn how to provide your comments at:

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Lalamilo Wind Company Project Public Comment Period

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public comment on a draft habitat conservation plan and associated environmental assessment prepared by the Lalamilo Wind Farm Repowering Project on Hawaii Island. Public comments will be accepted December 1 – January 16, 2018.   

Lalamilo Wind Company LLC requested a 20-year incidental take permit and submitted a draft HCP, proposing strategies to avoid, minimize and offset potential direct, indirect and cumulative effects of the wind project’s operation and maintenance on the endangered Hawaiian hoary bat and Hawaiian petrel. The permit addresses the incidental take of the endangered Hawaiian hoary bat and the endangered Hawaiian petrel that may result from maintaining and operating the Lalamilo Wind Farm Repowering Project. 

Federal Register Notice
Information Bulletin

Draft Environmental Assessment
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Draft Habitat Conservation Plan for Lalamilo Wind Farm 
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Nene Proposed for Reclassification from Endangered to Threatened

After 60 years of collaborative conservation efforts among federal, state, NGOs and local partners, the Hawaiian Goose, or nene, may be one step closer to recovery. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to downlist the Hawaiian goose from endangered to threatened.

The public comment period will begin on Monday April 2, 2018 and will run until June 1, 2018. 

Read More and Find out About Submitting Comments

Learn More About the Proposal to Downlist

Federal Register Public Inspection Notice

Documents Available

Kamehameha Schools Safe Harbor Agreement

The Service has received an application from Kamehameha Schools, a private charitable education trust, for an enhancement of survival permit. The application includes a draft Safe Harbor Agreement between Kamehameha Schools, the Service, and the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources. The proposal is to conduct proactive conservation activities to promote the survival and recovery of 32 federally endangered species and one species currently proposed for listing.
Federal Register Notice     
Safe Harbor Appendix
Draft Environmental Action Statement
Draft Safe Harbor Agreement

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  • Celebrating 100 years of Migratory Bird Conservation

    2016 marks the centennial of the Convention between the United States and Great Britain (for Canada) for the Protection of Migratory Birds, signed on Aug. 16, 1916. This Migratory Bird Treaty, and three others that followed with Japan, Russia, and Mexico, form the cornerstones of our efforts to conserve birds that migrate across international borders. Here in Hawai‘i, many of our native birds are protected under these treaties and we are joining the celebration island style!


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