Haleakala National Park Foundation Document

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Aloha Kakou Neighbors, Friends, and Partners:

The National Park Service is in the process of preparing a Foundation Document for planning and management at Haleakalā National Park Hawai'i.

A Foundation Document involves revisiting a national park unit's core mission and significance, most important resources and values, and the interpretive themes that tell the park's important stories. Although the Foundation Document is not a decision-making document and does not include actions or management strategies, it describes a shared understanding of what is most important about the park. In this capacity, the Foundation Document will reestablish the underlying guidance for future NPS management and planning decisions for Haleakalā National Park.

Many of the park's planning documents need to be updated, and preparing the Foundation Document is the first step for considering the park's future planning and study needs.

The comment period for the draft document closed on February 20, 2015. The NPS will take your comments into consideration as we finalize the Foundation Document.

Mahalo nui loa for your interest in Haleakalā National Park. I look forward to continuing to work with you as we plan for the park's future.


Natalie B. Gates

Contact Information

For more information about the Haleakalā Foundation Document,
contact: hale_superintendent@nps.gov or (808) 572-4400 or write to:
Superintendent, Haleakalā National Park, P.O. Box 369, Makawao, HI, 96768