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 Assistance Initiated
    12/2010
    Date Application Received
    No info
    Date of Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS
    ---
    Date Noticed in Federal Register
    08/24/2011
    Date Permit Issued
    12/08/2011
    Date Application Withdrawn
    ---
    Date Permit Expired
    ---
    Date Permit Denied
    ---
    Date Permit Suspended
    ---
    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
  • Gallinule, 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
    Encompassed Planning Area? (by state)
  • No
  • Acreage Protected
    No info
    Acreage Created/Enhanced/Restored
    400 acres
    Acreage Adversely Affected
    335 acres
  • Other Information
  • Applicant Type
    corporation
    Land Use
    utility/infrastructure
    Duration
    20 years, 0 months
    Reporting Frequency
    Annual summary of incidental take, adaptive management, changed circumstances; project management activities/costs/expenditures. Report take within 24hrs by phone & written within 5 days to FWS & DLNR
    Report Received Date(s)
    No info
    Monitoring Notes
    No info
    Additional Notes
    HCP covers construction & operation of a 30-turbine wind energy generation facility. Temporary construction disturbance on 335.1 ac within the approximately 4,200 ac project area with 21.7 acres of permanent disturbance; 4.3 miles of existing access roads would be widened and 6.8 miles of access roads would be constructed. The project may also include installation, operation, and maintenance of communication equipment at two existing Hawaiian Telcom facilities near summit of Mt. Kaala. Under the HCP, Kawailoa Wind is implementing the following mitigation measures on the islands of Oahu, Maui Nui and Kauai: (1) predator control, fencing, wetland restoration, and vegetation maintenance to benefit Hawaiian waterbirds at Ukoa Pond on Oahu; (2) restoration of wetland or forested upland habitat at Ukoa Pond to benefit the Hawaiian hoary bat; (3) restoration and management including fencing, ungulate removal, and predator control of forested habitat on Oahu for Hawaiian hoary bat conservation; (4) development and testing of a self-resetting cat trap at a Newells shearwater seabird colony on Kauai; (5) contributing to a restoration fund for predator control, social attraction and translocation of Newells shearwaters to Kahoolawe or other agency-approved locations.
    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: February 10, 2016
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