Well, if you're the U.S. Navy, you bomb the hell out of it.
Or at least try: "The U.S. is rebalancing military forces in the Asia-Pacific region. In support of this, the U.S. military is proposing to increase joint military training capabilities by developing live-fire ranges and training areas on the islands of Tinian and Pagan."
The plans for Pagan — check out these photos of the place — are especially devastating: “The U.S. military intends to use the entire island with a full spectrum of weapons and joint training activities."
As Dr. Mike Hadfield, a UH biologist, observes in a Star-Advertiser commentary:
There are many reasons why Pagan Island should be preserved, but most of all we should ask: Why should more lands, especially unique islands, be bombed into oblivion? Is it not enough that much of Kahoolawe was turned into bare rock by military bombardment, and that great stretches of that island remain inaccessible because of the unexploded bombs and shells buried in the soil?
The military continues to devastate vast stretches of Pohakuloa Training Area on the Big Island and Schofield Ranges on Oahu by bombing, strafing and shelling. Why more?