Since the establishment of the HETF in 2007 plans have been underway to construct education and science facilities at both the Laupāhoehoe and Pu‘uwa‘awa‘a Units of the HETF.
Pu‘uwa‘awa‘a Construction Project
This project would provide administrative and educational facilities servicing research and education in the HETF.
There are currently no projects in finalization at this time.
Laupāhoehoe Forest Natural Resources Management Plan
To date, DOFAW and the USFS have solicited feedback on plan focal areas such as research, education, public access, and infrastructure from the Laupāhoehoe Advisory Council (LAC) during their regularly scheduled public meetings. Together the DOFAW, USFS, and LAC have had 11 public meetings between 2012-2014, during which the management plan was developed and discussed. A joint state-federal EA is in progress.
The Final EA was released on June 23, 2016 and is available below.
A public draft management plan was released in April 2015; view the draft management plan on the Department of Land and Natural Resource’s website here.
Laupāhoehoe Construction Project
Final Environmental Assessment and Decision Notice published on September 19, 2011.
Decision Notice Change published September 12, 2014.