Public Notice | May 2023

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Cultural Impact Assessment: North Kohala District, Hawaiʻi Island

At the request of the Leeward Planning Commission, ASM Affiliates (ASM) is preparing a Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA) for the proposed Lāʻīpala Makai Planned Unit Development project located in the Kapalaʻalaea 2nd Ahupuaʻa, North Kona District, Island of Hawaiʻi. The area where project activities will occur is comprised of roughly 11.4 acres located on Tax Map Key (TMK) (3) 7-7-008:121.

ASM is in search of kamaʻāina (persons who have genealogical connections and or are familiar from childhood with the ʻāina) of Kapalaʻaea 2nd. ASM is seeking information about the area’s cultural resources and or cultural uses of the project area; and past and or ongoing cultural practices that have or continue to occur within the project area. ASM is also seeking input regarding strategies to prevent or mitigate potential impacts on culturally valued resources or traditional customary practices. If you have and are willing to share any such information, please contact Kauʻi Lopes, klopes@asmaffiliates.com, phone (808) 969-6066, mailing address ASM Affiliates 507A E. Lanikaula Street, Hilo, HI 96720. Mahalo.

Cultural Impact Assessment: The Koʻolau And Kīpahulu Forest Reserve, Island Of Maui

On behalf of the Maui Forest Birds Recovery Project, ASM Affiliates is preparing a Cultural Impact Assessment to inform a HRS, Chapter 343 Environmental Assessment being prepared for the proposed release of captive-bred ʻalalā (Corvus hawaiiensis) on State-owned conservation lands in the upper elevations of the Koʻolau Forest Reserve in Keʻanae Ahupuaʻa (portion of TMK: (2) 1-1-002:002) and in the Kīpahulu Forest Reserve in Naholoku Ahupuaʻa (portion of TMK: (2) 1-7-004:006), located respectively in Koʻolau and Kaupō Districts, Island of Maui.

In addition to the release of captive-bred populations of ʻalalā on conservation lands, other associated activities include performing invasive predator control in the immediate release areas; monitoring individuals bird survival and breeding activities to support adaptive management action that would help improve the efficacy of future releases on Maui and Hawaiʻi Island; creation of low-impact foot trails in the release areas to aid with the associated project activities; the construction of temporary bird cages; and improving field camp infrastructure.

ASM is seeking kamaʻāina familiar with the area’s cultural resources, customs, and practices. We also seek input regarding strategies to prevent or mitigate impacts on culturally valued resources or traditional customary practices. If you know of such information, please contact Lokelani Brandt, lbrandt@asmaffiliates.com, (808) 969-6066.

Cultural Impact Assessment and Section 106 Consultation Notice: Waimea, Koʻolauloa District (Oʻahu)

Honua Consulting, LLC, on behalf of Hiʻipaka, LLC, is conducting a cultural impact assessment (CIA) and supporting National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 compliance for the Proposed Waimea Valley Improvements Project, TMKs: (1) 6-1-002:002, 003, 005, 013, and 017. Hiʻipaka, LLC owns and manages Waimea Valley, a Hawaiian cultural center and botanical garden located on the North Shore of the island of Oʻahu. Hi’ipaka proposes improvements to Waimea Valley to improve overall experience of visitors as well as to upgrade the existing infrastructure and to address safety concerns. Honua Consulting is seeking consultation with practitioners, Native Hawaiian Organizations, stakeholders, and other individuals. Specifically, consultation is sought on a) identification of historic properties or cultural resources that may be in the proposed project area, b) historic or existing cultural resources or traditional practices that may be impacted by the proposed project, and d) individuals or organizations that should be sought out for consultation. Individuals or organizations interested in participating can contact Honua Consulting at community@honuaconsulting.com or (808) 392-1617.

Cultural Impact Assessment Notice: Multiple Ahupuaʻa (South Maui)

Honua Consulting, LLC, on behalf of Ledcor Maui, LP, is conducting a cultural impact assessment (CIA) for the Proposed Ledcor South Maui Properties and Improvements, TMKs: (2) 2-1-008:114, 127, 128, 130, 132, 133, 135, 136, 143, 145, 147, 148, and 154 (CPR Unit 2); (2) 2-1028:002 and 005; (2) 3-9-037:073; (2) 3-9-038:028 and 049; and a Portion of Piʻilani Highway (no TMK). The project includes multiple discontiguous parcels located in multiple ahupuaʻa and moku, including: Kamaʻole Ahupuaa (Kula Moku); Paeahu and Palauea Ahupuaa (Honuaʻula Moku).

The proposed project consists of a mix of single-family and multifamily residential communities are proposed for eight properties, with a proposed estimated total of 925-975 units. Honua Consulting is seeking consultation with practitioners, Native Hawaiian Organizations, stakeholders, and other individuals. Specifically, consultation is sought on a) identification of historic properties or cultural resources that may be in the proposed project area, b) historic or existing cultural resources or traditional practices that may be impacted by the proposed project, and d) individuals or organizations that should be sought out for consultation. Individuals or organizations interested in participating can contact Honua Consulting at community@honuaconsulting.com or (808) 392-1617.

Ka Paʻakai Analysis Notice: Olowalu (Maui)

Honua Consulting, LLC, on behalf of Olowalu Water Company, is conducting a Ka Paʻakai analysis for groundwater and surface water use permit applications in the ahupuaʻa of Olowalu, in the moku of Lāhainā in West Maui, Multiple TMKs. Honua Consulting is seeking consultation with practitioners, Native Hawaiian Organizations, stakeholders, and other individuals. Specifically, consultation is sought on a) identification of historic properties or cultural resources that may be in the proposed project area, b) historic or existing cultural resources or traditional practices that may be impacted by the proposed project, and d) individuals or organizations that should be sought out for consultation. Individuals or organizations interested in participating can contact Honua Consulting at community@honuaconsulting.com or (808) 392-1617.

Ka Paʻakai Analysis Notice: Launiupoko (Maui)

Honua Consulting, LLC, on behalf of Launiupoko Irrigation Co., Inc., is conducting a Ka Paʻakai analysis for groundwater and surface water use permit applications in the ahupuaʻa of Launiupoko, in the moku of Lāhaina in West Maui, Multiple TMKs. Honua Consulting is seeking consultation with practitioners, Native Hawaiian Organizations, stakeholders, and other individuals. Specifically, consultation is sought on a) identification of historic properties or cultural resources that may be in the proposed project area, b) historic or existing cultural resources or traditional practices that may be impacted by the proposed project, and d) individuals or organizations that should be sought out for consultation. Individuals or organizations interested in participating can contact Honua Consulting at community@honuaconsulting.com or (808) 392-1617.

Ka Paʻakai Analysis Notice: Launiupoko (Maui)

Honua Consulting, LLC, on behalf of Launiupoko Water Co., is conducting a Ka Paʻakai analysis for groundwater and surface water use permit applications in the ahupuaʻa of Launiupoko, in the moku of Lāhaina in West Maui, Multiple TMKs. Honua Consulting is seeking consultation with practitioners, Native Hawaiian Organizations, stakeholders, and other individuals. Specifically, consultation is sought on a) identification of historic properties or cultural resources that may be in the proposed project area, b) historic or existing cultural resources or traditional practices that may be impacted by the proposed project, and d) individuals or organizations that should be sought out for consultation. Individuals or organizations interested in participating can contact Honua Consulting at community@honuaconsulting.com or (808) 392-1617.