Biological survey report : geothermal development activities (exploration phase), Kilauea Middle East Rift Zone, Estate of James Campbell property TMK 1-2-10:3

Date
1989-01
Authors
True/Mid-Pacific Geothermal Venture
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True/Mid-Pacific Geothermal Venture
Abstract
"Attached is a report of a biological survey of the land areas to be impacted by clearing and grading for an access road and drilling site within the geothermal project site. The area surveyed was two to five times larger than the dimensions of the areas to be cleared for project activities. As indicated in the report, no endangered species were sighted along the access road and around the first drilling site. However, based on the survey's sighting of two trees being considered for listing by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as endangered species (Bobea timonioides and Tetraplasandra) along -or adjacent to the access road, the road will be deviated east of survey stakes #48 and #58 (Figure I-A) to avoid these trees. In addition, the drill site, AI, will be relocated east of the originally designated site by 300 feet to avoid clearing an area of 'Ohi'a a-(2) forest which contains a resident population of a native bird (not endangered), the Hawaili 'elepaio. Biological surveys will also be conducted in all other project sites to be used as those sites are selected. These surveyed areas establish a baseline of biological data for monitoring future impacts that are the result of project activity. While numerous exotic plants are evident along the access route and around the first drill site periodic biological monitoring surveys will be conducted in these areas with particular emphasis along roads and clearings to assess the introduction or spread of existing exotic plants in and adjacent to the cleared areas and to provide the basis for determining the need for control measures to limit further spread of such plants. The results of the periodic follow-up surveys and proposed methods for control of exotic plants adjacent to areas cleared for project operations will be submitted to DLNR for review and approval. During the continuation and expansion of project activities, any areas encountered that are determined to be appropriate for designation as botanical sanctuaries will be reported to the land owner as a basis for discussion with DLNR."
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Scientific Observation Hole, Estate of James Campbell, True/Mid-Pacific Geothermal Venture, Kilauea Middle East Rift Zone, Kilauea, Puna, Big Island, Hawaii
Citation
True/Mid-Pacific Geothermal Venture. 1989. Biological survey report : geothermal development activities (exploration phase), Kilauea Middle East Rift Zone, Estate of James Campbell property TMK 1-2-10:3. Casper (WY): True/Mid-Pacific Geothermal Venture.
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