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.