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KAILUA-KONA, HI – The Department of Land and Natural Resources will begin two repair projects addressing tsunami damage at its West Hawaii boating facilities, starting May 27 at Kailua-Kona Pier and June 9 at Keauhou Small Boat Harbor. Both projects are expected to be completed by the end of 2014.

HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) may require qualified professional consultants to provide planning, architectural, engineering (all disciplines), land surveying, land appraisal, landscape architectural, construction management and/or other related professional services for its Capital Improvement Program and/or operating budget projects appropriated during fiscal year (FY) 2015 (July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015). DLNR’s solicitation for FY15 Professional Services for CIP and operating budget projects has been posted on the State Procurement Office website at: http://spo3.hawaii.gov/notices/notices/dlnr-fy15

HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources’ (DLNR) Legacy Land Conservation Program is seeking applicants for grants from the State Land Conservation Fund to support the protection, through acquisition, of lands having value as a resource to the State of Hawai‘i. The Legacy Land Conservation Program provides an annual source of funding for the acquisition and conservation of watersheds; coastal areas, beaches, and ocean access; habitat protection; cultural and historic sites; recreational and public hunting areas; parks; natural areas; agricultural production; and open spaces and scenic resources.

HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will enforce the state boating rule over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, from May 24 to 26, 2014 (Saturday, Sunday and Monday), that prohibits the possession, use or consumption of alcohol; loud, abusive or disorderly conduct; and the presence of persons under the influence of alcohol, narcotics or non-prescription drugs in an area designated as the Ahu o Laka safety zone (also known as the Kane‘ohe Sandbar) in Kane‘ohe Bay.

Gov. Neil Abercrombie today applauded the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) decision to hold its 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress (WCC) in the State of Hawaii. This will be the first time a U.S. location is hosting the WCC since IUCN’s inception in 1948.

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR WILLIAM J. AILA JR, CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release May 19, 2014 MANDATORY BOATER EDUCATION REQUIREMENT TO BE ENFORCED IN LESS THAN SIX MONTHS HONOLULU – With just less than six months to go before Hawaii’s new mandatory education law for boaters is to ...
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HONOLULU —The Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry and Wildlife announces that a wiliwili tree (Erythrina sandwicensis) from Hawaii island has been selected as a national champion in American Forest’s Big Tree Program.

HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) and the U.S. Geological Survey National Wildlife Health Center Honolulu Field Station (USGS) are jointly responding to and investigating a recently reported disease affecting collector urchins (hawae or Tripneustes gratilla) in Maunalua and Kaneohe Bays.

HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of State Parks today announced it is beginning a Request for Qualifications/Request for Proposals (RFQ/RFP) process to issue a five-year lease for the existing campground at the Malaekahana State Recreation Area (Kahuku Section). The campground is currently operated by the Friends of Malaekahana under a month-to-month revocable permit.

LIHU‘E – The Department of Land and Natural Resources announces the opening of archery, muzzleloading rifle, and high-powered rifle hunting seasons for feral goats on the island of Kaua‘i. Pursuant to Title 13, Chapter 123 “Rules Regulating Game Mammal Hunting,” the following rules and conditions will be in effect for the hunt: