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Kahoolawe

(kähō`ōlä`vā, –wā, kähō`lä`–), uninhabited island, 45 sq mi (117 sq km), central Hawaii; separated from Maui island to the NE by Alalakeiki Channel. The low island, dotted with many archaeological sites, served as a prison and as a military target range. In 1994 the federal government returned Kahoolawe to the state, but until 2003 the U.S. Navy continued to control access to the island while it removed unexploded ordnance. The island and its waters are managed by the Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission, and are held in trust for a future sovereign Native Hawaiian entity.
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We'll return to Kaho'olawe to complete filming in early 2011.
Sixty Hawaiian Plants On May 14, we designated critical habitat for 60 listed plant species known historically from the Hawaiian islands of Maui and Kaho'olawe. Approximately 93,200 acres (37,717 ha) on the island of Maul and 2,915 acres (1,180 ha) on the uninhabited island of Kaho'olawe fall within the boundaries of the 139 critical habitat units designated for the 60 species.
"It's a little-guy story, a David and Goliath story," said Stanton Enomoto of the Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission.
Drought hit Kaho'olawe so hard that in 2001, island managers sent helicopter expeditions out to water the plants.
But Kaho'olawe is not the only real estate eyed by the advocates of sovereignty.
Noa Emmett Aluli, a member of the original group of protesters and now chairman of the Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission, which will oversee the ten-year rehabilitation, said to the crowd, We've come full circle: We've joined the State, the Navy and grass-roots people to restore the island - to restore our soul.
Kauai and Ni'ihau are in Kauai County; Oahu is in Honolulu County; Lanai, Molokai, Maui, and Kaho'olawe are in Maui County; and the Island of Hawaii makes up its own county.
The houses and temples of Kaho'olawe are ruined, the once-verdant slopes denuded by goats, the soil swirled away by relentless wind and torrential rain, the hardpan surface cratered by 50 years of U.S.
Program MGR, Kaho'olawe UXO Clearance Project, Parsons-UXB Joint Venture #103
To put the $40 million economic package for Vieques in context, consider this: The uninhabited island of Kaho'olawe in Hawai'i, which is smatter then Vieques, was bombed by US and allied naval forces for 50 years.
The sacred island of Kaho'olawe, used as a bombing target by the US military for fifty years, has been permanently damaged.
Kaho'olawe (pronounced Ka-ho-o-la-vay) is for native Hawaiians a sacred place, the only one of the eight major Hawaiian Islands named for a god - Kanaloa, god of the ocean and foundations of the earth.