No timeline for South Point management plan

  • Trucks, all-terrain vehicles and motor bikes have caused widespread sand and soil erosion on the way to Green Sands Beach also known as Papakolea. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)
  • The road to Green Sands Beach is not one road, but a crisscrossing network of deep ruts carved by regular and unrestricted four-wheel-drive traffic. IVY ASHE/Tribune-Herald
  • Karolina Zakova of the Czech Republic takes the leap from the boat hoist at South Point in February. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • People enjoy the day at Green Sands Beach, a highlight of Ka Lae in Ka’u. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

HILO — Now that a finding of no significant environmental impact has been published for a new resources management plan for South Point, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is ready to take up a project residents have requested for three decades — as soon as it finds the money.