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Comprehensive Conservation Planning

Crater Hill CCP pageThe purpose of a CCP is to specify a management direction for the Refuge for the next 15 years. The goals, objectives, and strategies for improving Refuge conditions—including the types of habitat we will provide, partnership opportunities, and management actions needed to achieve desired conditions – are described in the CCP. The Service’s preferred alternative for managing the Refuge and its effects on the human environment, are described in the CCP as well.

Shrouded in a salty mist, the steep cliffs of an ancient volcano plunge into a pounding north swell as Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge stands as an oasis where abundant seabirds blanket the pali and ride updrafts. Here a symphony of sounds reverberates—from the whinny of mōlī to a chorus of rattling squawks from thousands of ‘ā. Nēnē nestle within thriving native plant communities that blanket the red soil throughout the Refuge. ‘Īlio-holo-i-ka-uaua and honu bask in tranquil solitude at the edge of the turquoise waters teeming with marine life.

Kau maila ka ‘ehukai i ka pali kū o ka luapele, a papā mai ka nalu po‘i. Kū kilakila ‘o Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge ma ke ano he kīpuka no ka manu o ka moana kūhohonu, a ma ane‘i lākou e kīkaha a ka‘aniu ai. Kūpina‘i a‘e ka leo o ka mōlī, ua lau. Hauwala‘au mai ka leo o ka ‘ā, ua mano. Nonoho iho ka nēnē i ka nāhele ‘oiwi e uhi ana i ka lepo ‘ula‘ula o ne‘i. Lalala mehameha ka īlioholoikauaua a me ka honu ma ka‘e o ke kai papa‘u piha o ka i‘a.

The dynamic and awe-inspiring experiences of Kīlauea Point provide kama‘āina and visitors alike a sense of place and lasting interconnectedness with the natural world. Interwoven with cultural heritage, environmental education links the island’s keiki and the youth beyond with the Refuge’s unique ecosystems and native wildlife. Through strong community support, the Kīlauea lighthouse endures, telling its story, and remains a beacon promoting stewardship of the Refuge’s resources for future generations.

Poina ‘ole nēia wahi ke ho‘okipa ‘ia e ke kama‘āina, pau pū me ka malihini i ke ‘ano o nā mea a lākou i ‘ike ai, i la‘a me ka pilina ma waena o kō a uka, a kō a kai. ‘O ka nohona kanaka a me ke aloha ‘āina ke kahua o ka ha‘awina e a‘o aku ai i ka po‘e ‘ōpio, i moākaka ia mau mea i ka ‘ike a kō lākou mau maka ma kēia mua aku. Ma o ke kāko‘o a ke kaiāulu, kū mau ka hale ipu kukui ‘o Kīlauea i lama kuhikuhi o ka mālama ‘āina no nā hanauna e hiki mai ana.

The CCP for Kīlauea Point Refuge emphasizes enhancing coastal ecosystems, restoring seabird breeding populations, conducting monitoring and research, and improving visitor services and environmental education.

Documents:

Final CCP — July 2016 (32.1 MB PDF)

Final CCP by section:

Finding of No Significant Impact (2.0 MB PDF)

Table of Contents (160 KB PDF)

Readers' Guide (2.0 MB PDF)

Chapter 1 - Introduction and Background (5.0 MB PDF)

Chapter 2 - Management Direction (2.8 MB PDF)

Chapter 3 - Physical Environment (1.5 MB PDF)

Chapter 4 - Refuge Biology and Habitats (2.7 MB PDF)

Chapter 5 - Social and Economic Environment (3.0 MB PDF)

Appendices (17.3 MB PDF)

 

Draft CCP/EA — February 2015 (11 MB PDF)

Draft CCP by section:

Table of Contents (308 KB PDF)

Readers' Guide (540 KB PDF)

Chapter 1 - Introduction and Background (2 MB PDF)

Chapter 2 - Management Alternatives (2.5 MB PDF)

Chapter 3 - Physical Environment (593 KB PDF)

Chapter 4 - Refuge Biology and Habitats (1.6 MB PDF)

Chapter 5 - Social and Economic Environment (1.4 MB PDF)

Chapter 6 - Environmental Consequences (1.1 MB PDF)

Appendices (3.4 MB PDF)

The final and draft Comprehensive Conservation Plans are large files. If you are having difficulty viewing the files in your browser, right click on the file and choose "Save target as." This allows you to save the files to your hard drive for easier viewing. You may also download individual chapters.

Planning Updates:

Planning Update 1 announces Public Open House Meetings on January 26, 2010, in Lihue, HI, and January 28, 2010, in Kīlauea, HI. It also provides an overview of the refuges, and includes a list of potential refuge management issues we may consider during the CCP planning process. (January 2010)

Planning Update 2 summarizes the comments received, and lists primary management issues that will be used to draft management alternatives and refine draft goals and objectives. (February 2011)

Planning Update 3 announces the availability of the Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment (February 2015)

Planning Update 4 announces the availability of the Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and summarizes the selected alternative (July 2016)

News Releases:

Public Comment Sought on Draft Management Plan for Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge (February 12, 2015)

Management Plan Completed for Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge (July 6, 2016)

Last Updated: Jul 05, 2016
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