Aimakapa Fishpond Wetlands Restoration and Management Plan
The EA evaluates two alternatives. Alternative 1, the No-Action Alternative would continue existing management and programs established under the1994 Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park General Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement. Alternative 2, the NPS Proposed Action, establishes a framework for wetlands restoration and management, increased planning and monitoring, selective use of vegetation and predator control methods, management of existing hydrologic conditions, enhanced community involvement, active restoration of native plants, and aquatic invasive species control.
The plan establishes a programmatic framework to guide the restoration and management of ʻAimakapā Fishpond and wetlands. The purpose of the management plan is to improve wetland ecosystem integrity, recover native plant, endangered waterbird, and other native species populations, protect cultural resources, and interpret the fishpond's ecology and Hawaiian cultural history. This plan is intended to have a 15-year life span, from 2015 to 2030 at which time it will be reviewed and adapted as needed.
The National Environmental Policy Act scoping process and consultation under the National Historic Preservation Act were initiated in September of 2012 with a public meeting to solicit issues and concerns on preliminary Proposed Action components. Responses to these scoping efforts were used to guide preparation of the Management Plan and EA.
Jeff Zimpfer, Environmental Protection Specialist, (808) 329-6881 x1500
The National Park Service (NPS) has released a management plan / environmental assessment (EA) for the restoration and management of the 'Aimakapā Fishpond and wetlands within Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park, and is seeking public review and comment.