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Kalaupapa NHP General Management Plan and Environmental Assessment

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The Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) approving the Kalaupapa National Historical Park General Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (GMP/EA) was signed on August 10, 2021.

Aloha Friends,

We are pleased to present the final general management plan for Kalaupapa National Historical Park.

It is available in the "Document List" to the left. It is called the "Revised General Management Plan and Environmental Assessment 2021."

The plan provides broad guidance for National Park Service operations at Kalaupapa National Historical Park for the next 15 to 20 years while Kalaupapa National Historical Park experiences a major transition. The plan offers a vision for Kalaupapa National Historical Park that emphasizes stewardship in collaboration with the park's many partners. As the conditions change at Kalaupapa, the general management plan is a framework to guide more detailed implementation planning and decision-making.

We are especially grateful that this long term planning was able to be accomplished with mana'o from the patient residents. It is their legacy and the legacy of those who lived before them at Kalaupapa that is at the core of Kalaupapa National Historical Park.

During the course of the planning process, we heard a lot from you. We heard about how special Kalaupapa is to you in an individual way, how you're reconnecting to this special place with your 'ohana, and to the importance of Kalaupapa's stories on a global scale. We have heard your wishes, desires, and hopes for Kalaupapa as it reaches its inevitable place in the future when there is no longer a living patient population. While we heard wide-ranging, and sometimes conflicting, ideas about what Kalaupapa should look like in the future, one thing that was a universal theme is the uniqueness of Kalaupapa as a wahi pana.

An unintended, but positive, outcome from these series of meetings and discussions, is that the planning for this general management plan has acted as a forum for people to share and discuss their thoughts on Kalaupapa, when there previously was no place for this type of engagement.

The National Park Service remains committed to ensuring that Kalaupapa is protected and cared for into the future, while offering meaningful opportunities to learn about and experience this exceptional place.

Mahalo for your support and engagement on the long-term management of this sacred place,

Kalaupapa National Historical Park Management Team

Ho'okāhi ka `ilau like ana. Wield the paddles together. Work together. O.N. #1068

Contact Information

Amy Sakurada, Acting Superintendent
Kalaupapa National Historical Park
(808) 567-6802 ext. 1100

Leslie Kanoa Naeole, Management Assistant
Kalaupapa National Historical Park
(808) 567-6802 ext. 1103