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Oahu Island Na Ala Hele Advisory Council

Tuesday, 07/18/2023
Start Time:
04:00 PM
Oahu Division of Forestry and Wildlife Makiki Branch Office Conference Room. 2135 Makiki Heights Dr. Honolulu, Hl 96822 Also via Zoom Virtual Meeting Link:


    See attached Meeting Agenda





    DATE:          Tuesday, July 18, 2023

    TIME:            4:00pm. To 5:30pm.


    PLACE:        Oahu Division of Forestry and Wildlife Makiki Branch Office Conference Room.  2135 Makiki Heights Dr. Honolulu, Hl 96822

    Council members, members of the public, testifiers and staff can choose to participate either in person, via Zoom or by telephone.

     Zoom Virtual Meeting Link:

    Phone: +1 669 900 9128

    The Oahu Nā Ala Hele Advisory meetings are commonly held every other month on the third Tuesday and are open to the public. Meeting materials are available for public review in advance of the meeting by contacting Aaron Lowe

    To provide Video Testimony by ZOOM:

    Send your request via email to and clearly identify the agenda item on which you would like to testify.  Once your request has been received, you will receive an email with the Zoom link. Requests may be made during the meeting and will be processed as soon as practicable.


    To provide Written Testimony by Mail or E-Mail:

    Interested persons can submit written testimony in advance of each meeting that will be distributed to Council Members five days prior to the meeting. Submit written testimony to  via postal mail to the Oahu Nā Ala Hele Program 2135 Makiki Heights Dr. Hon, HI. 96822. Written testimony that is received later than 24-hours prior to the meeting will be retained as part of the record and distributed to Council Members as soon as practicable, but we cannot ensure that Board Members will receive it with sufficient time for review prior to decision-making.


    Individuals requiring special assistance or auxiliary aids or services (e.g., sign language interpreter), please contact staff in writing, by email or by calling at least 72-hours prior to the meeting so that arrangements can be made.

     Email: Phone: 808.973-9782

    Address: Oahu Nā Ala Hele Program 2135 Makiki Heights Dr.  Honolulu, Hl 96822



    1.  Introduction and Announcements (3 minutes)


    2. Acceptance of back log of minutes (2 Minutes)


    3.  New Business: (10 Minutes)

    ·       Na Ala Hele Program plan – PBR Presentation


    4.     Old Business: (10 Minutes)

    ·       Additional meetings - Council Discussion


    5.     Trail and Access Specialist Staff Report (15 minutes)

    a)    Commercial Trail Tour Activity (CTTA) Expansion Opportunities

    b)    Status of Program Projects and On-going Operations

    ·       Projects and Contracts – See Tracking sheet

    o   Maunawili Ditch

    o   Kaiwa Ridge

    o   Maunawili Falls

    o   Helemano

    o   Honouliuli

    o   Kamananui Valley GIA

    o   Peacock Flats Trail


    ·       Crew and Volunteer Projects –

    o   Trail Clearing Permits

    o   KCC Makiki WAI – Received BWS $40K Grant

    o   HYCC Projects


    5.  Trail User Group Representatives Bi-Monthly Reports: (5 minutes each)

    (Please provide a short written and oral report including user group activity Highlights Incidents and Request)

    a.     Mountain Biking – David Nash

    b.    Hunting – Roy Kainoa

    c.     Hiking – Ken Suzuki

    d.    Off Highway Vehicles – Motocross/Dirt Bike – Terry Galpin

    e.     Equestrian – Moana Among

    f.      Cultural Advisor & Rock Climbing - Skye Kolealani Razon

    g.    Trail Runners – Marian Yasuda

    h.    Todd Cullison – Environmental Education


    6.  Other Business

    ·       Next meeting


    7.     Adjournment