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Community Input Sought on Reducing Fire Fuels in Forest Reserve

Posted November 18, 2020, 10:26 AM HST ·Updated November 18, 10:27 AM

Courtesy of DLNR

Community input is sought on how to reduce fire fuels for Pu‘u Ka Pele Forest Reserve.

In an effort to avoid fires in the reserve, DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) is proposing forest thinning and fire break maintenance. Community members are invited to provide input on the proposed efforts via a virtual public meeting, which will take place on Dec. 1 at 9 a.m.

In addition to gathering people’s input, this meeting is intended to address questions or concerns regarding this project. The Pu‘u Ka Pele Forest Reserve is a high-risk area for wildland fires. DOFAW plans to conduct tree thinning and fire break maintenance along Contour Road, including the removal of the majority of log and slash piles along Hikimoe Ridge Road.

The link to the Zoom meeting, along with additional information regarding video or call-in directions, is below and will be posted on DLNR DOFAW Kaua‘i website, accessible through www.KauaiForestUsers.com. People unable to attend or who want to present additional comments or questions may mail them, to be received no later than Dec. 4, 2020, to the Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Attn: Mapuana O’Sullivan, 3060 Eiwa Street, Ste 306, Līhu‘e HI 96766, or via email to Mapuana.R.Osullivan@hawaii.gov.