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DLNR NEWS RELEASE: DLNR establishes temporary closure of unencumbered lands on Haleakala

Posted on Aug 1, 2017 in Latest Department News

Intended to Protect Public Safety During Equipment Convoy

(Honolulu) – Department of Land and Natural Resources Chair Suzanne Case signed an order today, temporarily closing certain State unencumbered lands adjacent to Haleakala National Park land on Maui. Hawai‘i State Administrative Rules (HAR 13-221-4) allow the DLNR Chair to close or restrict public usage for the purposes of safe transit and personal safety.

The National Park Service is scheduled to close the entrance to Haleakala National Park at 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.  Additional road closures will be in place lower on the mountain. No parking will be allowed along State and Federal roadways during the closures.

Law enforcement officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE), the National Park Service, and the Maui Police Department are collaborating to maintain safe transit for the convoy.  Anyone found on closed unencumbered State land is subject to citation and/or arrest.

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