News release from DLNRL – PORTIONS OF KULA FOREST RESERVE AND POLIPOLI SPRING STATE RECREATION AREA TO BE CLOSED SEPTEMBER 4 THROUGH NOVEMBER 2 – For infrastructure maintenance and fuel mitigation work

Posted on Aug 28, 2018 in Latest News

KAHULUI – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) and State Parks Division will close the Kula Forest Reserve, Waipoli access road, Kahikinui Forest Reserve –Papa‘anui Tract, and Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area from Tuesday, September 4, 2018, through Friday, November 2, 2018, to allow for scheduled road repairs, road safety improvements, and fuel mitigation work to be completed.

Any forest or park permits for Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area for that period are being cancelled. All roads, hunting areas, trails and facilities and activities including hiking, biking, camping, and hunting that are associated with these areas will be affected by these closures.

The Waipoli access road will be closed from the Ali‘i Kula Lavender farm gate entrance to the Skyline trailhead gate from September 4 through September 24. From September 25 through November 2, Waipoli access road will remain closed from the hunter check station to the Skyline trailhead gate allowing access to the Waiakoa loop trail.

For more information, contact the Maui Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) office at (808) 984-8100. To report violations, the public is advised to contact the Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement (DOCARE) at (808) 873-3990. Closure dates and times may be subject to change at short notice.
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