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Sterile Mosquitoes to Suppress Avian Malaria on Maui
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Haleakala National Park Public Meetings for the Suppression of Non-native Mosquito Populations to Protect Endangered Forest Birds on Maui

News Release from Haleakalā National Park, December 7, 2021

Kula, HI— Haleakalā National Park is pleased to announce the public scoping process for a proposed Environmental Assessment for the "Suppression of Non-native Mosquito Populations to Address the Impacts of Avian Malaria on Threatened and Endangered Forest Birds on Maui.” This Environmental Assessment is being prepared in cooperation with the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR).

The National Park Service (NPS) would like to invite the public to the following virtual public meetings to learn more about the project and submit questions to NPS and DLNR representatives. Register to attend a public meeting using the below links. The content for each virtual meeting will be the same, so you only need to attend one if you are interested.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 5:30-7 pm HST:

Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3115355565283492367

Wednesday, January 6, 2022 at 5:30-7 pm HST:

Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7258589157911365390

For additional information or to submit comments on the project, please visit the NPS’s Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/HALE-mosquito. To submit a comment on the project, click the “Open For Comment” link on the above website. Then select the “Public Scoping Newsletter” document and then click the "Comment on Document" button to enter and submit your comments. Comments can also be mailed to: Superintendent, Haleakalā National Park, PO Box 369, Makawao, HI 96768.

The National Park Service will be accepting public comments by mail or online at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/HALE-mosquito from December 6, 2021 until January 20, 2022.

Comments will not be accepted by fax, e-mail, or any other way than those specified above. Please also note that your entire comment—including personal identifying information such as your address, phone number, and e-mail address—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Comments submitted by individuals or organizations on behalf of other individuals or organizations will not be accepted.

---NPS--- 

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