…and also very possibly from the public.
You may have seen this recent article in the Hawaii Tribune-Herald. What does this mean to you? Only time will tell for sure but there are a few points that should be noted.
- Honomalino: All lands from the shoreline to six thousand feet inland
- Okoe: All lands from the shoreline to six thousand feet inland. The Honomalino and Okoe sections include approximately one thousand four hundred fifty-eight acres
- Kaulanamauna: The Manuka natural area reserve boundary extended to the shoreline
- Manuka: The Manuka natural area reserve boundary extended to the shoreline
- Preserve the extensive archaeological sites in the area, including ancient homesites, a holua slide, a heiau, and burial caves
- Preserve and protect native Hawaiian plants and animals currently in the area
- Provide for a wilderness area with minimal man-made structures
- Permit limited non-vehicular access for recreational purposes, such as fishing, swimming, and exploration
- Prevent additional development in the area
Many of the few still accessable camping and fishing areas are included in this “wilderness area”.
The bill: SB1154_CD1_