Kalaupapa NHP – NPS General Management Plan

Kalaupapa NHP – NPS General Management Plan

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), in consultation with Molokaʻi beneficiaries and other stakeholders, has been monitoring and engaging in various planning processes affecting DHHL lands in the ahupua‘a of Kalaupapa on Molokaʻi.

Kalaupapa National Historic Park General Management Plan

Since 2009, the National Park Service, which has a long-term General Lease for DHHL lands under Kalaupapa Settlement, has been in the process of developing a General Management Plan (GMP) for Kalaupapa National Historic Park (NHP) and complying with the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA). The DHHL Planning Office has been an active participant in this process and has facilitated engagement with beneficiaries and communicated beneficiary comments to NPS in its letters commenting on the GMP. 

For more information on the Kaulapapa National Historic Park, click here.


Beneficiary Consultation, Round One – June 29-30, 2011 

Beneficiary Consultation, Round Two – May 26-27, 2015

DHHL Kalaupapa Beneficiary Working Group Meetings

The DHHL Kalaupapa Beneficiary Working Group engagement initiative was formulated in 2020 in response to beneficiary concerns and requests and to Hawaiian Homes Commission comments and feedback. The Working Group’s goals include finding ways to facilitate 1) use of and access to DHHL lands in Kalaupapa by beneficiaries, and 2) access to revenue-producing service provision and other economic development to opportunities in Kalaupapa, and has been meeting monthly, starting in September 2021. The Commission approved the following criteria for the selection of the initial participants:

  • Beneficiaries of the HHL who are on the Molokai Island Waiting List. These applicants will be impacted by any decisions relating to Kalaupapa.
  • Beneficiaries of the HHL who have family members buried in Kalaupapa.
  • Lineal descendants of Native Hawaiian ‘ohana who were displaced from Kalaupapa in 1865.
  • DHHL beneficiaries who have participated consistently in the NPS General Management Plan and Section 106 Consultation processes.
  • A beneficiary representative of Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa.

Meeting Materials:

If you have any questions, or for more information, please contact Nancy McPherson, DHHL Planner, at [email protected] or (808) 620-9519.