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LIHU‘E — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will open this year’s season for plum harvesting at Koke‘e State Park, Kaua‘i on Sunday, July 1. While for a number of reason there are not many plums this year, the season will tomorrow to allow legal picking this weekend by permit.

(LIHUE, KAUAI) – A new study from Kauai’s Alakaʻi Wilderness Preserve has demonstrated how different types of management may enable the long-term survival of the Puaiohi, a critically endangered native thrush that is central to maintaining healthy native forests. With fewer than 500 Puaiohi left in the wild, maintaining this small population of the last remaining native seed dispersing species is of particular importance.

(Honolulu) – The central Public Land Trust Information System (PLTIS) available only to State and County agencies since January 2015 becomes accessible to anyone tomorrow, June 29, 2018.  The online site is found at https://pltis.hawaii.gov

(Honolulu) - Access to the Honolua Bay Marine Life Conservation District on Maui is closed due to a continued presence of sharks in the bay.  DLNR and Maui Ocean Safety have confirmed shark sightings since Tuesday afternoon, June 26.

(Hilo) – Two more people have been cited by officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) for being in an East Rift Zone Eruption closed area.

(Hilo) – Four more people have been cited by officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement for being in an East Rift Zone Eruption closed area.

(Hilo) – Two Hilo residents were cited by a DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources (DOCARE) officer for loitering in a closed area under Hawai‘i County ordinance (HCC7-10).

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release June 24, 2018 EAST RIFT ZONE ERUPTION BRINGS DRAMATIC CHANGES TO STATE LANDS Priceless Marine Life Conservation District Covered (Honolulu) – The current eruption of Kīlauea has forever destroyed the Waiopae Tidepools Marine Life Conservation ...
Read More 06/24/18 – East Rift Zone Eruption Brings Dramatic Changes To State Lands

(Honolulu) – The current eruption of Kīlauea has forever destroyed the Waiopae Tidepools Marine Life Conservation District (MLCD). Less than 1% of the marine environment in Hawai‘i is fully protected by these districts, so the loss of Waiopae is extremely significant.  

(Honolulu) The State of Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Kamehameha Schools (KS) signed a historic agreement today to promote the recovery of 32 federally-endangered species and one threatened species on the Island of Hawaiʻi.