02/18/14 – DLNR Seeks Kaua’i Members For Na Ala Hele Advisory Council

Posted on Feb 18, 2014 in Forestry & Wildlife, News Releases, Trail

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
News Release

NEIL ABERCROMBIE
GOVERNOR
WILLIAM J. AILA JR,
CHAIRPERSON

For Immediate News Release February 18, 2014 

DLNR SEEKS KAUA‘I MEMBERS
FOR NA ALA HELE ADVISORY COUNCIL

LIHU‘E –  The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) is inviting Kaua‘i residents to submit applications for positions on a community council to advise the DOFAW Na Ala Hele Trails and Access Program. Applications are being accepted and can be mailed to:

Division of Forestry and Wildlife
3060 Eiwa St., Room 306
Lihu‘e, HI  96766

The Na Ala Hele Advisory Council is comprised of nine members representing different trail and access road user groups (such as hikers, hunters, bicyclists, equestrians, OHV users, cultural practitioners, fishers, conservationists, and adjacent land owners).

Interested parties can pick up an application form at the DOFAW office located at 3060 ‘Eiwa St., Room 306 in Lihu‘e or go to dlnr.hawaii.gov/dofaw under “Announcements”and click on the link for Kaua‘i Na Ala Hele Advisory Council.

Na Ala Hele is the State of Hawaii Trail and Access Program, which was established in 1988 in response to public concern about the loss of public access to certain trails and the threat to historic trails from development pressure. Na Ala Hele has become increasingly engaged in trail management and regulatory issues due to both public and commercial recreational activities and emerging legal issues.

Island trail and access advisory councils, comprised of trail user groups and constituents, provide a venue for public input on implementing the program.

Na Ala Hele is a recipient of funding from the Federal Highways Administration Recreational Trails Program to assist with operations and maintenance of motorized and non-motorized trails and roads. There are approximately 118 trails and access roads in the statewide Na Ala Hele Trails and Access Program.

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Media Contact:
Deborah Ward
Public Information Specialist
(808) 587-0320