Conservation Plans and Agreements




Habitat Conservation Plan

Data Definitions

Title
Kawailoa Wind Power Facility - Oahu
USFWS Region(s)
1
USFWS Field Office(s)
Pacific Islands Fish And Wildlife Office
Permits
TE59861A-0
Status
I
NEPA Process
environmental assessment
Involved Agency
USFWS
Budget Type
No budget type
  • Date Information
  • Date Noticed in Federal Register
    08/24/2011
    Date Permit Issued
    12/08/2011
    Date Application Withdrawn
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    Date Permit Expired
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    Date Permit Denied
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    Date Permit Suspended
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    Date Permit Revoked
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  • Area Description Information
  • Location
    At Kawailoa on Kamehameha Schools' Kawailoa Plantation lands, approximately 4 miles northeast of Haleiwa town on the north shore of island of Oahu, Honolulu County, HI.
    Listed Species
  • Bat, Hawaiian hoary - (Lasiurus cinereus semotus) Entire E
  • Coot, Hawaiian - (Fulica americana alai) Entire E
  • Duck, Hawaiian (=koloa) - (Anas wyvilliana) Entire E
  • Moorhen, Hawaiian common - (Gallinula chloropus sandvicensis) Entire E
  • Shearwater, Newell's Townsend's - (Puffinus auricularis newelli) Entire T
  • Stilt, Hawaiian - (Himantopus mexicanus knudseni) E
  • Non-Listed Species
    No non-listed species
    Habitat
    The project is almost entirely on unirrigated, fallow fields that were previously used for cultivation of sugar cane; these areas are not currently used for agricultural purposes. To minimize impact on agricultural uses, project components were sited to avoid areas currently being cultivated, which generally include irrigated fields at lower elevations of Kawailoa Plantation. Unused areas surrounding the wind farm components are being fenced for pasture by Kamehameha Schools, and would be actively grazed. The vegetation in project area is a mix of aggressive weedy species that have taken over since the abandonment of sugar cane agriculture. Large remnants of native vegetation occur on steep slopes of the gulches in the upper parts of the property; 30 native plant species were identified in the project area, of which 13 are endemic to the Hawaiian Islands (found only in Hawaii).
    States
  • Hawaii
  • Size (Total Area Covered, by State)
  • 4200 acres (Hawaii)
  • Enrolled Size (Total Area Enrolled, by State)
    Data not available
  • Other Information
  • Applicant Type
    corporation
    Land Use
    utility/infrastructure
    Duration
    20 years, 0 months
    Plan/Agreement Documents
    Set of Findings
    NEPA - FONSI
    Biological Opinion
    NEPA - EA
    The HCP
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    Federal Register Documents
    Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Incidental Take Permit; Construction and Operation of Kawailoa Wind Energy Generation Facility, Oahu, HI; Draft Habitat Conservation Plan and Draft Environmental Assessment (08/24/2011)

    Report generated on: September 01, 2014
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