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HVNP notice of flight operations

MEDIA RELEASE

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park announces the following upcoming flight plans for August and September 2014:

* Aug. 26, between 8 a.m. and noon, transport fence materials and equipment for fencing project in upper Kahuku above Ka‘u Forest Reserve.

* Aug. 26 and Aug. 28, between 8 a.m. and noon, petrel monitoring from the summit of Kilauea to Mauna Loa.

* Aug. 26, between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m., ungulate surveys and control work in Kahuku between 3,000 and 7,000 ft. elevation.

* Sept. 22, between 8 a.m. and noon, flying camp supplies and drinking water from end of Chain of Craters Road to Apua Point, Keauhou, and Halape campsites for monitoring of hawksbill turtle nesting season.

The park regrets any noise impact to residents and park visitors. Dates and times are subject to change based on aircraft availability and weather.

Management of the park requires the use of aircraft to monitor and research volcanic activity, conduct search-and-rescue missions and law enforcement operations, support management of natural and cultural resources, and to maintain backcountry facilities.

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