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Polipoli, Kula Forest Reserve to Close Sept. 12-23

August 10, 2016, 3:07 PM HST
* Updated August 10, 3:11 PM
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Waipoli hunter check-in station. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Waipoli hunter check-in station. Photo by Wendy Osher.

The Kula Forest Reserve, Walpoli Access Road, Kahananui Forest Reserve – Pāpaʻanui Tract, and Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area will close from Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, through Friday, Sept. 23, 2016.

The closure is for scheduled road repairs, road safety improvements and fuel mitigation work (such as removing underbrush).

The Department of Land and Natural Resources , Division of Forestry and Wildlife announced the planned closure saying 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.

For more information, contact the Maui Division of Forestry and Wildlife office at (808) 984-8100. To report violations, the public is advised to contact the Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement at (808) 873-3990.

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