Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park flight operations for January
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces flight operations for January 2023:
Jan. 9 & 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: To survey and control invasive Guinea grass along Keauhou Trail between sea level to 2,400-foot elevation. Flights include transportation of natural resources crew, camp gear and supplies.
Jan. 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: To survey and control invasive Guinea grass along Keauhou trail from sea level to 2,400-ft. elevation
Jan. 19, 7 to 11 a.m.: To survey and control invasive fountain grass from the park’s west boundary to Keauhou, between sea level and the 4000-foot elevation.
In addition, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory may conduct additional flight operations over Kīlauea and Mauna Loa to assess volcanic activity and maintain instrumentation.
The park regrets any noise impact to residents and park visitors. Dates and times are subject to change based on aircraft availability and weather.
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.
For more information, go to www.nps.gov/havo.