Fire Management Plan
The Fire Management Plan and Environmental Assessment for Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park are available for your review and comment. This environmental assessment was prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
The purpose of this federal action is to develop a fire management plan and program that utilizes the benefits of fire to achieve desired natural and cultural resource conditions while minimizing the fire danger to park resources and adjacent lands from hazardous fuel accumulations.
In developing the Environmental Assessment, there were three alternatives considered and analyzed. Alternative 1, No Action, would limit park actions to wildfire suppression without an approved Fire Management Plan. Alternative 2, Minimum Management Action, would provide for wildfire suppression with an approved Fire Management Plan. Alternative 3, Preferred Action, includes wildfire suppression, an approved Fire Management Plan and limited use of prescribed fire. I considered Alternative 3 to be the park's preferred alternative for best accomplishing the purpose and need for this federal action.
Written comments will be accepted until February 9, 2007. Please include the following information when submitting comments:
• Name, address, and (if possible) telephone number;
• Title of the document on which the comments are being submitted; and,
• Specific facts or comments, along with the supporting reasons, that I should consider in reaching a final decision.
Comments received in response to this solicitation, including names and addresses, will be part of the public record and available for public inspection.
Geraldine K. Bell
If you have any questions or need additional information concerning the plan please feel free to contact Geraldine K. Bell, Superintendent, at (808) 328-2326 ext. 22, or e-mail to PUHO_superintendent@nps.gov.