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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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. This operationalization varies from Ajzen's (1991) original TPB model in two substantive ways: 1) behavioral intention is hypothesized to be the sole predictor of behavior and; 2) behavioral and normative beliefs are used as measures of attitudes and subjective norms, respectively, rather than direct measures of the constructs themselves.
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The whizzers won't arrive for a few hours, so it's a perfect time to drive the road in peace or head to destinations like Ohe'o Gulch in Haleakala National Park, which can get jammed by midday.
Haleakala National Park, which includes the volcano, encompasses a variety of ecosystems on which the island's diverse and highly sensitive species depend for survival.
While you're at the Festivals, why not check out one of the state's national parks, Haleakala National Park on Maui, or Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii's Big Island--or any of the islands' hundreds of state and local parks and recreation areas.
Maui's Kahului Airport dropped runway expansion plans, although Haleakala National Park remains in danger from alien plant and wildlite species.