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HONOLULU -- As software advances continue to provide new applications for interactive online maps, natural resource managers are better able to use up-to-date information that is critical in advancing management capabilities.  Two Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) divisions are now utilizing an interactive geographic information system (GIS) called MapTool which outlines boundaries of resource management areas, and provides site-specific information, including applicable regulations and a link to the relevant Hawai‘i Revised Statutes. 

MAKENA, MAUI --   On Thursday morning, February 8, 2018, the DLNR Division of State Parks will be conducting maintenance work at Makena State Park to trim overhanging and hazardous branches at the first entrance, and along the foot path leading from the paved parking lot to the beach. For public safety, the first park entrance (first paved parking lot at the north end) will be closed approximately 5 hours,  from 7 a.m. through 12 noon. 

HONOLULU — The State Endangered Species Recovery Committee (ESRC) is now accepting applications for the Hawaiian cultural practitioner position on the Commission. Applications will be reviewed and the names of qualified individuals will be sent to the Governor, who will nominate one person for each vacant position. The term of the new appointee is four years, with a maximum of two terms. The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Senate.

(HONOLULU) – Three officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) and three lifeguards from the City and County of Honolulu Ocean Safety & Lifeguard Services recovered an enormous and extremely heavy ball of derelict fishing nets this afternoon.  It’s not known whether the nets are part of the two-mile-long marine debris field that was first reported by a fisherman last weekend between Moloka‘i and Oah‘u? DOCARE officers familiar with the area where the net was spotted, feel that it is. They say it’s unusual to finding nets of this magnitude off Waikiki.