The Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization, in collaboration with the Maui Fire Department, the Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife, and the Maui Wildfire Coordinating Group, will hold community input meetings to help develop two new Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs) – one in Kihei on March 10 at 6:00 PM at KCC.
Wildfires have great impacts on Maui residents and natural resources, affecting:
- Daily life (road closures, traffic, evacuations, post-fire flooding, tax payer dollars)
- Human health and safety (dust, smoke, water quality, burned homes and structures, resident and firefighter safety)
- Ecosystem health and resilience (watersheds, forests, coral reefs, fisheries)
Community input is critical to the CWPP process in determining priority wildfire concerns, needs, and action steps to better prepare and protect fire-prone areas from wildfires. The CWPP update meetings will identify and prioritize projects to reduce the threat of wildfire to Central and South Maui communities. All full-time and part-time residents in these areas are encouraged to attend.
For additional information see hawaiiwildfire.org , call (808) 885-0900 or write admin @hawaiiwildfire. org