Haleakala National Park

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Island hopping: Seeing six Hawaiian islands in 15 days

March 22, 2010, 7:16 am
High on an outcropping above Oahu's northeast coast, we parked our Harley Davidson and spotted a fisherman on a rocky point below, struggling with something in the water. Finally we saw that he had snagged a giant sea turtle and now was trying to free it. As we watched, the ...

Watch the Sun Rise from Haleakala Crater

November 17, 2009, 7:18 am
I’m not much of a morning person, so if I’m going to get up at 3:00 am and trek up a 10,023-foot dormant volcano to watch a sunrise, it better be worth it. Watching the sunrise at Haleakala Crater on the island of Maui will live on in my memory as a truly ...

Haleakala to host Star Program on August 22

August 21, 2009, 6:35 am
Haleakala National Park's summer star programs continue.  Join us at Hosmer Grove for kilo hoku (star watching), an evening of Hawaiian star lore and amateur astronomy.  As the summer stars change so do our stories: we'll help you understand how to use the night sky as both clock and calendar.  Bring a beach mat ...

Westerly winds knock hurricane Felicia out

August 12, 2009, 8:37 am
At its peak, Felicia blew with sustained winds of 140 mph, prompting many Hawaii residents to buy flashlights, tarpaulins and jugs of water, and some visitors to cancel activities.But Felicia, formed in the Eastern Pacific, eventually went from a Category 4 hurricane to a tropical depression as it moved ...

Invading wasps changing Haleakala

July 28, 2009, 7:55 am
Invading wasps in Haleakala National Park, which in their home range make nests the size of a football, have grown nests "the size of a '57 Buick."Research just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows a fascinating interplay in which the invaders are being shaped ...

Pacific Whale Foundation and Kamehameha School Volunteer at Haleakala Park

July 28, 2009, 7:40 am
As part of Pacific Whale Foundation's Volunteering on Vacation program, a group of 124 Kamehameha School incoming freshmen participated in a volunteer service project at Haleakala National Park on Friday, July 24. They were guided by Pacific Whale Foundation staff Blake Moore (Eco-Adventures Assistant Vessel Programs Director) and Patrick ...

Input sought for proposed telescope on Haleakala summit

May 28, 2009, 12:48 pm
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is considering funding the construction of a 142.8-foot high Advanced Technology Solar Telescope (ATST) on the summit of Haleakala on state lands managed by the University of Hawaii’s Institute of Astronomy.  The project is being proposed by the National Solar Observatory operated by the Association ...

Nature Conservancy Adds Land to Maui's Haleakala National Park

March 6, 2009, 11:55 am
The Nature Conservancy has donated 34 acres of land in east Maui to the National Park Service, which officials say will be used to create a "gateway" to the Kipahulu portion of Haleakala National Park.The 34-acre parcel sits above the coastal highway on the Hana side of 'Ohe'o Gulch ...

Partnership Raises $1.2M to Benefit Haleakala Park

January 20, 2009, 8:04 am
U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawai'i, announced that a partnership between the National Park Service and the Maui Invasive Species Committee has raised $1.2 million to protect and restore Haleakala National ...

Haleakala National Park Gets New Superintendent

January 8, 2009, 2:00 pm
Sarah Creachbaum, a 15-year veteran of the National Park Service, has been named superintendent of Haleakala National ...

Nene Killed on the Road in Haleakala National Park

January 5, 2009, 9:21 am
An adult nene was killed on the road at Haleakala National Park on Dec. 28. Motorists traveling to the park are asked to drive slowly and cautiously. Visitors reported the dead nene to Visitor Use Assistant Tony Manion at 7:30 a.m. Park Ranger Chad Riggin retrieved the dead nene ...

Hawaii Pushes Up Digital TV Transition to Save Its Birds

November 12, 2008, 8:36 am
Hawaii will transition to digital television on Jan. 15, a month ahead of the rest of the nation, out of consideration for its ...

Haleakala National Park Will Celebrate National Public Lands Day by Waiving Entrance Fees This Weekend

September 25, 2008, 7:15 am
Haleakala National Park will celebrate National Public Lands Day by waiving entrance fees this weekend. The park also is seeking volunteers to protect native ecosystems by removing invasive weeds and trash on Saturday. Volunteers will meet at the summit parking lot at 9:30 a.m. Warm clothes, long pants and closed ...

Cabin lottery takes a hike

July 25, 2008, 8:11 am
HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK - Officials at Haleakala National Park announced Thursday the end of the lottery system used for years to select cabin users in the crater. Starting with September, all reservations for the wilderness cabins will be taken over the phone up to three months ahead of the reservation, ...

Effort expands Maui watershed protection

April 29, 2008, 3:19 pm
Haleakala National Park has joined other groups to expand protection of Maui's watershed in a $2.3 million project. The two-year National Park Centennial project calls for the park to contribute $500,000 a year and Maui Invasive Species Committee, $600,000 a year.The project plans to fight invasive species, such as ...