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Posted on: Wednesday, February 3, 2010

State, volunteers fence off fragile Kaena Point sites


Advertiser Staff

Volunteers and the state Department of Land and Natural Resources have installed signs and 1,500 feet of fencing around native dune vegetation and cultural sites at KaÁena Point.

Itís an attempt to protect critical habitat for nesting seabirds and rare native plant communities, said DLNR spokeswoman Deborah Ward.
The area is used by a variety of outdoor enthusiasts, from wildlife watchers to off-road vehicle devotees, and with a lack of management the area has suffered, Ward said.
The department is asking for the publicís cooperation to help preserve the fragile resources by staying out of the marked area, she said.