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  Kahoolawe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kaho‘olawe is the smallest of the 8 main volcanic islands in the Hawaiian Islands.
In 1980, the Navy and the Protect Kaho‘olawe ‘Ohana entered into a Consent Decree which allowed continued military training on the island, monthly access to the island for the PKO, surface clearance of part of the island, soil conservation, goat eradication and an archeological survey.
Used tires were taken to Kaho’olawe and placed in miles (km) of deep gullies to slow the washing of red soil from the barren uplands to the surrounding shores.
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 Island of Kahoolawe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Kahoolawe is approximately 18 km (11 miles) long and 10 km (7 miles) wide and 116.5 km² (45 square miles) in area, the smallest of the eight main Hawaiian Islands.
Kahoolawe was formed by extrusions of thin pahoehoe lava flows from a small summit crater, near the current summit of Puu Moaulanui, and three rift zones.
Enforcement of the closure of Kahoolawe was not enforced prior to KIRC administration and as a consequence the area was heavily fished.
cramp.wcc.hawaii.edu /study_sites/kahoolawe   (2328 words)

 Kahoolawe -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Kaho‘olawe is the smallest of the 8 main (Click link for more info and facts about volcanic) volcanic islands in the (A group of volcanic and coral islands in the central Pacific) Hawaiian Islands.
Kaho‘olawe is part of (Click link for more info and facts about Maui County) Maui County.
The restoration of Kaho‘olawe will require a strategy to control erosion, re-establish vegetation, recharge the (Underground surface below which the ground is wholly saturated with water) water table, and gradually replace alien plants with native species.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/k/ka/kahoolawe.htm   (1478 words)

 Honolulu Star-Bulletin Local News
A draft plan is being developed for restoring native foliage of Kahoolawe, the 45-square-mile island that was returned to the state in 1994 by the federal government.
Members of the Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission rejected a proposal in May to plant more tamarisk trees as windbreaks and have instructed their staff to develop a plan for nurturing native foliage on the island.
Kahoolawe lacks any source of water at the top of the island, where the red dirt has turned as hard as rock in some places.
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Kahoolawe, the smallest island of the Hawaiian island chain, is located southwest of Maui.
Kahoolawe is dry and arid, and receives just around 25 inches of rain annually, occurring mainly on the eastern side of the mountain.
For the native Hawaiians, Kahoolawe is a sacred island, deeply rooted in history, culture, and religion.
www.kahoolawe.us   (1309 words)

 Alohacyberian of Hawaii - Kahoolawe - Travels with Keith Martin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Mythology holds that Kahoolawe was a sacred island born to Wakea and Papa, the two great mythical progenitors of Hawaii.
Kahoolawe is the smallest of the 8 major Hawaiian Islands.
Kahoolawe is part of Maui County and was returned to the State of Hawaii by the federal government in November of 2003 after the U.S. Navy cleaned the ordnance and bombs from the island.
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 Airphotos of Kahoolawe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Kahoolawe is a single shield volcano located to the southwest of Haleakala on Maui.
As a result of its location in the "rain shadow" of the larger volcano, Kahoolawe is very dry, and shows none of the tropical vegetation that is typical of other Hawaiian islands.
Until quite recently, Kahoolawe was used as a military test range, but now it has been given back to the State of Hawaii, which is in the process of cleaning up the island.
satftp.soest.hawaii.edu /space/hawaii/nav/ap.kahoolawe.html   (133 words)

 The rains on Kaho'olawe
Kahoolawe was larger and rose even higher than it now stands, with the geological report surmising that there was a massive caldera, equal in size to Kilauea on Mauna Loa, on the east side of the lava dome.
Kahoolawe was uniquely situated along a north-south axis that gave it a feature role for Hawaiian navigators, with the point on the west coast of the island named Lae O Kealaikahiki - translated generally as meaning "point of the way to Tahiti."
The role Kahoolawe had in guiding the ancient navigators of Hawaii continued in the 20th century, when it played a key role in guiding today's Native Hawaiians in a method for reasserting their rights to their own land.
www.moolelo.com /kahoolawe-rains.html   (906 words)

 Kahoolawe - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Kaho'olawe was used as a gunfire and aerial bombardment target, and a defense training area by the United States Navy from around 1941 until May 1994.
In 1993, the Hawai'i State Legislature established the Kaho'olawe Island Reserve, consisting of "the entire island and its surrounding ocean waters in a two mile radius from the shore.
After the cleanup is finished, the restoration of Kaho`olawe will require a strategy to control erosion, re-establish vegetation, recharge the water table, and gradually replace alien plants with native species.
www.infosearchpoint.com /display/Kahoolawe   (426 words)

 Navy's work nearly done on Kahoolawe
Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission Chairman Dr. Noa Emmett Aluli said the future of access, plant restoration, historic preservation, cleanup and other programs on the island are still being worked out.
A 1994 Memorandum of Understanding between the Navy and the State of Hawaii stated that the surface of Kahoolawe would be 100 percent cleared of ordnance, and that 30 percent of the island would be cleared at the subsurface level.
Protect Kahoolawe Ohana member Davianna McGreggor said that the cleanup process should be looked at in stages, and that for now enough had been done to accommodate native plant restoration and cultural activities.
www.kalanienglish.com /news_mauinews_030209.html   (1574 words)

 Dry land blessed with water - The Honolulu Advertiser - Hawaii's Newspaper
Ceremonial offerings are left on a Kaho'olawe rain shrine during a wehe — a ritual that celebrates a new endeavor — in conjunction with the dedication of the new water catchment system on the island.
Kaho'olawe's new rain catchment and reservoir system is designed to collect water for irrigation use at Luamakika, the highest point on the island.
It is estimated that Kaho'olawe loses nearly 2 million tons of soil each year, much of it from the top third of the island where strong northeast trade winds batter an area crippled by nearly 200 years of overgrazing by animals.
the.honoluluadvertiser.com /article/2002/Dec/06/ln/ln14a.html   (632 words)

 Fight continues to save Kaho'olawe - The Honolulu Advertiser - Hawaii's Newspaper
The Protect Kaho'olawe 'Ohana is the grassroots organization that has struggled since January 1976 to stop Navy bombing of Kaho'olawe and restore its cultural and natural resources.
In 1993, when Congress recognized Kaho'olawe as a national treasure, it was the island's cultural and natural resources that led to an outlay of $400 million to clear the island of ordnance.
For readers who may be new to Kaho'olawe, the island traditionally was honored as a sacred realm of Hawaiian deities, in particular the Hawaiian god of the ocean, Kanaloa.
the.honoluluadvertiser.com /article/2003/Feb/09/op/op14a.html   (704 words)

 Navy cleanup of Kahoolawe comes to an end
According to the Navy, 22,214 of Kahoolawe's 26,158 accessible acres were cleared on the surface of ordnance, fragments and scrap metal.
Kahoolawe is sacred to Native Hawaiians who feel the island connects them to their ancestors.
But around the time Congress was moving to end the use of Kahoolawe, he said, technology was developed that allowed the same kind of training using targets in the ocean without a need for a target range.
hawaiiankingdom.info /C1769281028/E540749078/index.html   (1010 words)

 Encyclopedia: Kahoolawe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
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www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Kahoolawe   (2402 words)

 Kahoolawe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Today, Kahoolawe serves as a foundation for the revitalization of Hawaiian cultural practices, and provides an unique opportunity for restoration on an island-wide level.
Kahoolawe is 45 square miles, the smallest of the eight major Hawaiian Islands, and lies six miles southwest of Maui.
The Protect Kahoolawe Ohana led the public protest to end the bombing and return the island.
www.hear.org /naturalareas/kahoolawe   (436 words)

 Hawaii. Simplified. Hawaii vacation and travel information - kahoolawe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Kahoolawe is Hawaiian for 'the one that was taken away'.
It is the smallest of the islands, and all of its 45 square miles sit in the rain-shadow of Maui.
Needless to say, going to Kahoolawe is probably not in the picture, but there are the occasional voluteer cleanup crews that get guided access.
www.hawaii.cc /kahoolawe_hawaii.htm   (185 words)

 Kahoolawe on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The low island, dotted with many archaeological sites, served as a prison and as a military target range.
In 1994 the federal government returned Kahoolawe to the state, but until 2003 the U.S. Navy continued to control access to the island while it removed unexploded ordnance.
The island and its waters are managed by the Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission, and are held in trust for a future sovereign Native Hawaiian entity.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/K/Kahoolaw.asp   (255 words)

 Kahoolawe, Hawaii   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Kahoolawe, a single shield volcano, consists of a nearly filled caldera and a rift zone that trends to the southwest.
Kahoolawe is about 12 miles (20 km) across and the smallest of the major Hawaiian Islands.
Kahoolawe is made of tholeiitic and alkalic basalt of the shield and capping stages.
volcano.und.nodak.edu /vwdocs/volc_images/north_america/hawaii/kahoolawe.html   (161 words)

 All About Kahoolawe in Hawaii :: Maui Hotels Activities Help
The tiniest of the Hawaiian islands, Kahoolawe is dry, windblown and uninhabited.
Kahoolawe is the smallest of the Hawaiian islands with a surface area of only 45 square miles.
Artillery shells and explosives from Kahoolawe's days as a target still litter the landscape, many of which are still unexploded.
www.royalelephant.com /maui/guides/kahoolawefacts.htm   (292 words)

 EPA: Federal Register:Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for 60 Plant ...
A careful analysis of the benefits and burdens of critical habitat designation may result in a determination that critical habitat designation on Kahoolawe is not prudent, especially in light of potential prescribed burns for clearing ordnance.
Kahoolawe A This unit was proposed as critical habitat for four species: Hibiscus brackenridgei; Kanaloa kahoolawensis; Sesbania tomentosa; and Vigna o-wahuensis.
Kahoolawe B This unit was proposed as critical habitat for two species: Kanaloa kahoolawensis and Sesbania tomentosa.
www.epa.gov /fedrgstr/EPA-SPECIES/2003/May/Day-14/e10107b.htm   (12263 words)

 kahoolawe press statement
Today, as Kahoolawe is turned over to the State of Hawaii, we must remember the history which has led to this moment.
President Dwight Eisenhower said in 1953 that Kahoolawe was necessary for military training, but would be returned shortly to the then-Territory of Hawaii, in a habitable state.
With one hand the military is returning 28,600 acres on Kahoolawe, which is still in an ailing state; with the other hand, they are attempting to take another 31,000 acres.
afschawaii.org /dmz/press/kahoolawe.html   (528 words)

 KIRC Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Kaho'olawe and its surrounding waters contain quantities of unexploded ordnance which are hazardous to public health and safety.
Kaho`olawe was used as a military target for over 50 years.
Access to the land and waters of Kaho`olawe is restricted in the interest of public safety and conservation of the resources of the Reserve.
www.state.hi.us /kirc/main/home.htm   (1614 words)

 Maui and Kahoolawe, Hawaii   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Kahoolawe (20.5N, 156.6W) is one of the smallest shield volcanoes in the Hawaiian Islands.
Kahoolawe is the island near the bottom of the slide.
Kahoolawe has not erupted in historic time and is considered to be extinct.
volcano.und.nodak.edu /vwdocs/volc_images/north_america/hawaii/maui.html   (333 words)

 Virtually Hawaii: Kahoolawe Virtual Field Trip   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
This virtual field trip to Kahoolawe is based on a real field trip made by student researchers led by UH professor of geography, Tom Giambelluca, in September 1996.
There are no luxury hotels on Kahoolawe, nor any restaurants or even an airport where you can land a plane full of tourists.
Kahoolawe has no truly safe harbor to offer a boat, so the fishing boat floats offshore, with the Zodiac carrying the first batch of visitors closer to the island.
satftp.soest.hawaii.edu /space/hawaii/vfts/kahoolawe/html/kahoolawe.html   (434 words)

 Kahoolawe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Government supplies of food did not always arrive and nâ pa`ahao (prisoners) suffered from hunger and many died of starvation.
They raided the coast line and loaded stolen canoes with provisions for their return to Kaho`olawe.
The canoes were then sent to Lana`i to bring the female pa`ahao to Kaho`olawe.
www.huapala.org /Kahoolawe.html   (121 words)

 Hawaiians Regain Control Of Sacred Island From Navy (washingtonpost.com)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
HONOLULU, Nov. 12 -- For five decades, Kahoolawe Island, a 45-square-mile patch of land just 6.7 miles from the swanky tourist island of Maui, was pumped full of bombs, shrapnel and bullets by the Navy.
The Navy, which considered Kahoolawe a valuable training ground, says it has cleared ordnance and nonexplosive detritus from 71 percent of the island, totaling 9 million pounds.
Kahoolawe is ringed with ancient fishing sites and contains more than 600 archeological and cultural sites, including petroglyphs and rock altars for deity offerings, landing it on the National Register of Historic Places.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A33656-2003Nov12?language%3Dprinter   (680 words)

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