Haleakala National Park

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Haleakala National Park

(hä'lāä'kälä`), 29,824 acres (12,074 hectares), on Maui island, Hawaii. Haleakala volcano, 10,023 ft (3,055 m) high, has been dormant since the mid-1700s. Its crater, 2,720 ft (829 m) deep with an area of 19 sq mi (49 sq km), is one of the largest in the world. Rare silversword plants and many native and migratory birds are found in the park. Originally part of Hawaii National Park (est. 1916), it gained separate park status in 1960. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Haleakala National Park

Address:PO Box 369
Makawao, HI 96768

Phone:808-572-4400
Fax:808-572-1304
Web: www.nps.gov/hale/
Size: 29,111 acres.
Established: Authorized as part of Hawaii National Park on August 1, 1916; redesignated on September 13, 1960. Wilderness designated on October 20, 1976. Designated a Biosphere Reserve in 1980.
Location:Park extends from the 10,023 foot summit of Haleakala down the southeast flank of the mountain to the Kipahulu coast near Hana on the Island of Maui, Hawaii. These two sections of the Park are not directly connected by road, but both can be reached from Kahului. The Summit area of Haleakala is a three-hour round trip drive from Kahului via roads 37, 377, and 378. The Kipahulu area of the park is at the east end of Maui between Hana and Kaupo.
Facilities:Campgrounds, picnic area, rest rooms (é), cabin rental, visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, horseback riding, swimming, stargazing, wildlife viewing, auto touring, ranger-led programs.
Special Features:The park preserves the outstanding features of the upper slopes of the Haleakala Crater on the island of Maui and protects the unique and fragile ecosystems of Kipahulu Valley, the scenic pools along Oheo Gulch, and many rare and endangered species.

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We at Haleakala National Park thank the Senate for designating National Park Week in this resolution, which honors our mission - to conserve precious resources and provide for their enjoyment unimpaired for future generations, said Natalie Gates, Superintendent of Haleakala National Park.
This study applies Ajzen's (1991) TPB model with adaptations in construct measurement to better fit the behavior of interest, exploring the pools, and to more directly address the management interests of Haleakala National Park.
And yet Maui's Haleakala National Park includes a "beach" of a sort--not sand but large, warm basaltic stones; not ocean but the refreshing roar of plunging freshwater cascades.
In Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which hosts the largest Nene population on the Big Island, 210 Nene thrive; Haleakala National Park on Maui supports up to 350.
A finger of Haleakala National Park reaches to the ocean here, and the rangers can provide information on road conditions farther west on the Piilani Highway.
Several new projects aim to curb predators, ,and more baby petrels have survived since a program began in the nesting areas at Haleakala National Park on Maui.
Both Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Haleakala National Park are expanding efforts to protect remote areas of the park that harbor key habitat for native endangered birds.
For example, the Conservancy and the State of Hawaii jointly purchased and transferred the 11,000-acre Kipahulu Valley on Maui to Haleakala National Park.
Other than federal laws restricting airplane flights over the Grand Canyon and Hawaii's Haleakala National Park, few regulations govern noise pollution of wilderness regions.
Haleakala National Park is located on Maui, and the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is situated on the highest mountains of The Big Island of Hawaii.
Read about the experiences of NPCA's legislative representative Alan Spears, who spent a week volunteering at Haleakala National Park in Hawaii.