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A 10-month-old female Hawaiian monk seal was moved today from the Lihi canal at Kapa‘a to a beach on Kaua‘i’s west side. RH92 had been frequenting the canal in recent weeks, likely attracted by discarded fish scraps. A team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s, National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) translocated the seal and fitted her with a satellite tag (to track her movements) before she was released back into the wild.

The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters surrounding the Kilauea Volcano active lava flow entry into the Pacific Ocean on the southeast side of the Big Island, Hawai’i, Tuesday.

The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife will briefly close the Keanae Arboretum for two days, on Wednesday, March 29 and Thursday, March 30, 2017. This closure will allow a contractor to safely remove trees that recently fell across the trail within the arboretum. The arboretum will reopen on Friday March 31.

The Department of Land and Natural Resources’ (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service, is now accepting applications for vacant seats on the Laupāhoehoe Advisory Council (LAC) and the Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Advisory Council (PAC) on Hawai‘i island. Both forest areas are part of the Hawaii Experimental Tropical Forest. DOFAW works with the Forest Service to do research in these areas.

Traffic along Diamond Head road and Beach Road may experience delays starting next week while a contractor carries out work to remove rockfall hazards along the makai side of Diamond Head crater. Prometheus Construction has been contracted by the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) to address three areas of rockfall hazard potential on the exterior and interior of Diamond Head State Monument.

The popular 2.5 mile Waihe‘e ridge trail that climbs the windward slope of the west Maui mountains is again closed through April 7 to allow completion of improvements for increased public safety through surface improvements, drainage upgrades, and vegetative management.

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is accepting proposals for projects or programs submitted by public or private agencies or organizations to increase water security in the State of Hawaii.

Following six months of outreach to homeless individuals living on the slopes of Hawai’i’s iconic Diamond Head, crews from the DLNR Divisions of State Parks and Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE), along with a private rubbish contractor removed tons of debris from illegal camps within Diamond Head State Monument. They were joined by state outreach representatives.

The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DLNR-DOFAW) is seeking public comment from hunters on its annual statewide hunting survey. The purpose of this annual survey is to assist in improving DLNR’s game management in state public hunting areas. DOFAW manages over one million acres of state land for wildlife-dependent recreation and conservation. Its Hawaii game management program provides opportunities for recreational and subsistence hunting of 16 species of game birds and 6 species of game mammals.

A project to replace three (3) bridges along the Mohihi-Camp 10 Access Road in the Kokee State Park has finished two months ahead of schedule. The road and bridges will reopen for public use by four-wheel drive vehicles on Friday March 24, 2017