Projects & Plans for the HETF

Since the establishment of the HETF in 2007 plans have been underway to construct education and science facilities at both the Laupahoehoe and Puu Waawaa Units of the HETF.

In Progress:


Laupahoehoe 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 Laupahoehoe 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 in the Hawaii Environmental Notice here. Please note the file is large and will take several minutes to load.
  • The Draft EA was released on March 8, 2016 and is available here.
  • A public draft management plan was released in April 2015; view the draft management plan here.
  • The preconsultation or scoping letter was released on Oct 12, 2015 and can be viewed here.
  • Completed:


    Laupahoehoe Construction Project
  • Final Environmental Assessment and Decision Notice published on September 19, 2011.
  • Decision Notice Change published September 12, 2014.
  • Click here to access supporting documents for this project.

  • HETF acts in partnership with the following organizations:

    Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources
    Hawaii Division of Forestry and Wildlife
    Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry
    USDA Forest Service

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