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It’s another spectacular sunset near Spouting Horn on Kauai’s south side. As people gather at the shoreline to catch a glimpse of the fabled green flash, their eyes turn inland for the green flash in the sky. This is the nightly invasion of rose-ringed parakeets. Their highly visible presence on the Garden Island provides a current and dramatic example of how a seemingly innocuous species, left unchecked and over time, can become a public health hazard, a real nuisance, and have serious impacts on the economy and the environment.

After being flown to the Hawai‘i Wildlife Center at Kapa‘au last week, a young pueo (Hawaiian short-eared owl), was put to sleep. The decision was made by wildlife biologists from the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife and was made to prevent the birds continuing suffering.

The Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) Kaua‘i branch, of the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is considering a revision to the Līhu‘e-Kōloa Forest Reserve Management Plan to update management priorities, tactical goals and action items, and estimated costs, and as part of the update, to provide for sustainable commercial management of existing non-native timber stands found within the forest reserve.

Kaua‘i landowners are invited to attend a forestry workshop on Saturday March, 11, 2017. to learn how they can benefit from state and federal landowner assistance programs that support private forest restoration efforts. Early registration by March 7 is advised since space is limited to 20 participants.

NOTICE TO ATTORNEYS INTERESTED IN PROVIDING LEGAL SERVICES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES AS A HEARING OFFICER IN THE POTENTIAL CONTESTED CASE RE CONSENT TO SUBLEASE OF LAND FOR THE THIRTY METER TELESCOPE PROJECT AT THE MAUNA KEA SCIENCE RESERVE (Pursuant to §103D-304, HRS)   The Department of Land and Natural Resources ...
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Hawaii’s 5th annual Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week (HISAW) starts today with a series of volunteer opportunities, and will end with a ceremony in Governor David Ige’s office to recognize people and organizations who’ve been instrumental in the fight against invasive species. HISAW is organized in coordination with the U.S. National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) and regional Pacific Invasive Species Awareness efforts. The event promotes information sharing and public engagement in what the Hawaii State Legislature has declared "the single greatest threat to Hawaii's economy and natural environment and to the health and lifestyle of Hawaii's people." Events included a proclamation from Governor Ige, an awards ceremony, a student video contest, community presentations, and numerous volunteer opportunities throughout the state.

The cargo handlers at Hawaiian Airlines, like anyone else who spotted it, thought a dog or a cat was in the carrier that arrived at Honolulu International Airport for shipping this morning. Inside this particular crate was a pueo, or Hawaiian short-eared owl, that made headlines across the state recently after a seven-year-old Oahu girl, her father, and another man rescued it from the side of a road. DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) biologists and the veterinarian, who first treated the bird’s broken wing, believe it likely flew into some sort of line.

The Department of Land and Natural Resources announces the opening of archery hunting in Pu‘uanahulu game management area (GMA) beginning Saturday, March 4, 2017, and continuing on weekends and State Holidays through Sunday, June 25, 2017.

The Department of Land and Natural Resources announces the opening of archery hunting in Pu‘uanahulu game management area (GMA) beginning Saturday, March 4, 2017, and continuing on weekends and State Holidays through Sunday, June 25, 2017.

The popular Manoa Falls hiking trail will be closed all day, on Monday, February 13, while state forestry crews remove a 100-foot fallen Albizia tree, and aging composting toilets at the trailhead.