More firebreaks sought to protect palila habitat on Maunakea

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service A map of the Palila’s habitat on Maunakea, with the roads that will be cleared and maintained highlighted in color.

USGS photo The endangered palila is found only on the upper slopes of Maunakea.

A proposed project by the state Department of Land and Natural Resources would expand firebreaks on Maunakea in order to protect an endangered bird.