Conservation Plans and Agreements

Habitat Conservation Plan

Data Definitions

Auwahi Wind Farm - Maui
USFWS Region(s)
USFWS Field Office(s)
Pacific Islands Fish And Wildlife Office
NEPA Process
environmental assessment
Involved Agency
Budget Type
No budget type
  • Date Information
  • Date Assistance Initiated
    Date Application Received
    No info
    Date of Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS
    Date Noticed in Federal Register
    Date Permit Issued
    Date Application Withdrawn
    Date Permit Expired
    Date Permit Denied
    Date Permit Suspended
    Date Permit Revoked
  • Area Description Information
  • Location
    Almost entirely on the Auwahi Parcel of Ulupalakua Ranch, approximately 2,286 acres, 10 miles (16km) south of Kula, in the Hana, Kula, and Kihei Districts, Maui County (island of Maui), HI.
    Listed Species
  • Bat, Hawaiian hoary - (Lasiurus cinereus semotus) Entire E
  • Goose, Hawaiian - (Branta (=Nesochen) sandvicensis) Entire E
  • Moth, Blackburn's sphinx - (Manduca blackburni) E
  • Petrel, Hawaiian - (Pterodroma sandwichensis) Entire E
  • Non-Listed Species
    No non-listed species
    No info
  • Hawaii
  • Size (Total Area Covered, by State)
    Data not available
    Enrolled Size (Total Area Enrolled, by State)
    Data not available
    Encompassed Planning Area? (by state)
  • No
  • Acreage Protected
    195 acres
    Acreage Created/Enhanced/Restored
    135 acres
    Acreage Adversely Affected
    28 acres
  • Other Information
  • Applicant Type
    Land Use
    25 years, 0 months
    Reporting Frequency
    Semi-annual & annual reports. Notification by phone within 24hrs, written report within 5 days, if Covered or listed species is taken, or MBTA protected species is found dead/injured.
    Report Received Date(s)
    No info
    Monitoring Notes
    No info
    Additional Notes
    Auwahi Wind seeks to avoid and minimize the take of Covered Species to the maximum extent practicable, but because take may be unavoidable, Auwahi Wind will mitigate for such take by implementing conservation actions to benefit the recovery of the Covered Species. For the Hawaiian hoary bat and Hawaiian petrel, a three-tiered approach to take and mitigation was developed based on the best available scientific information. Each tier represents a level of take and associated compensatory mitigation measures. Although the Tier 1 and 2 levels of mitigation will be implemented initially, mitigation efforts will increase to the Tier 3 level if monitoring indicates that incidental take is occurring above the Tier 2 level, up to the maximum amount of take allowed by the ITP. A maximum take limit has been established for the Hawaiian goose over the 25-year period. Direct impacts to Blackburn's sphinx moth are anticipated to be largely avoided and loss of Blackburn's sphinx moth habitat will be mitigated. Auwahi Wind's mitigation measures were selected in collaboration with the USFWS, HDLNR-DOFAW, and the State's Endangered Species Recovery Committee.
    Plan/Agreement Documents
    The HCP
    NEPA - EA
    Set of Findings
    Biological Opinion
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    Federal Register Documents
    No info

    Report generated on: February 09, 2016
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