(HONOLULU) - The Mauna Kea emergency rule, restricting nighttime activity and camping on the mountain for the next 120 days was signed today by Governor David Ige. The rule,

HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and County of Maui are inviting home and business owners to attend important upcoming public information meetings on changes in the new FEMA Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs) for Maui County.

KAHULUI, MAUI – Skippy Hau, an aquatics biologist with the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) has dedicated much of his career to studying the life cycles and movements of fresh water fishes, shrimp, and snails. Carefully navigating the slippery stream beds and rocks of east and central Maui, Hau has collected reams of data on the movements of five fishes (‘o‘opu), shrimp (‘opae), and snails (hihiwai). “Often we think of taking from the ocean only, but historically people have depended on harvests from freshwater streams for sustenance as well,” Hau explains.

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release July 13, 2015  WORK BEGINS THIS WEEK ON MA‘ALAEA SMALL BOAT HARBOR FERRY PIER MA‘ALAEA, MAUI — The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation begins a $2.8 million project ...
Read More 07/13/15 – Work Begins This Week On Maalaea Small Boat Harbor Ferry Pier

After more than 8 hours of public testimony, the Hawaii State Board of Land and Natural Resources voted 5-2 tonight to approve the following emergency rule:

HILO — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) announces the opening of the hunting season in the Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Forest Reserve (PWW) for the Youth and Disabled Hunt and Makai Sections pursuant to Title 13, Chapter 123, “Rules Regulating Game Mammal Hunting.” DLNR-DOFAW also announces a special Ungulate Control Program for the PWW Mauka section pursuant to Title 13, Chapter 123, “Rules Regulating Game Mammal Hunting,” §13-123-9.

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release July 8, 2015  CONNECTING PEOPLE WITH NATURE – SAVING THE RAREST OF THE RARE WITH KAUAʻI’S PLANT EXTINCTION PREVENTION COORDINATOR LIHU‘E — Volunteers will join conservation organizations and help remove endangered species around rare and ...
Read More 07/08/15 – Connecting People With Nature – Saving The Rarest Of The Rare With Kauai’s Plant Extinction Prevention Coordinator

HONOLULU -- Ocean users, especially those who live near and recreate on Maunalua Bay, are invited to submit nominations for Maunalua Bay Recreation Advisory Committee (M-RAC) members between July 1 to July 8, 2015.

Smoking is now banned in all Hawaiʻi State Parks, as a new law – Act 123, SLH 2015 – went into effect as of July 1, 2015. The ban includes smoking, including electronic cigarettes, and all tobacco products. Please assist us by refraining from use of these products in our parks.