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HNVP Notice of Flight Operations for August 2020

August 4, 2020, 12:05 PM HST
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Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces flight plans for August 2020:

August 5, between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., to survey for Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death (ROD) in the ‘Ōla‘a Rainforest Unit between 3,000- and 4,000-ft. elevation.

August 5, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., for invasive banana poka surveys and control on Mauna Loa Road between 5,000- and 6,400-ft. elevation.

August 5, between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., for petrel monitoring between 8,000- and 9,000-ft. elevation on Mauna Loa.

August 6, between 8 a.m. and noon, for invasive guinea grass surveys and control along Keauhou Trail, from the coast to 2,000-ft. elevation.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

August 11, between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., for petrel monitoring between 8,000- and 9,000-ft. elevation on Mauna Loa.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

August 17, between 9 a.m. and noon, to transport fencing material and camping gear into the ‘Ōla‘a Unit between 3,000- and 4,000-ft. elevation.

August 20, between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., to pick up fence and camping gear from the ‘Ōla‘a Unit between 3,000- and 4,000-ft. elevation.

August 25 and 27, between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., for petrel monitoring between 8,000- and 9,000-ft. elevation on Mauna Loa.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

August 25, between 6 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., for ungulate survey and control in Kahuku between 3,500-and 5,000-ft. elevation.

In addition, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory may conduct flight operations over Kīlauea and Mauna Loa to assess volcanic activity and maintain instrumentation.

Management of the park requires the use of aircraft to monitor and research volcanic activity, conduct search-and-rescue missions and law enforcement operations, support management of natural and cultural resources, and to maintain backcountry facilities.

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