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(HONOLULU) – Are you a private landowner, non-profit group, or local government agency interested in protecting and managing forested lands? The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife is seeking new projects for two federally-funded forest acquisition programs:  the Community Forest Program and the Hawaiʻi Forest Legacy Program.

(HONOLULU) – A workshop for landowners and land managers interested in managing their land for forestry will be held on June 30 on O‘ahu to provide information on programs that can help them implement their forestry projects. The West O‘ahu Soil and Water Conservation District and the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) have partnered with Nick Dudley, research forester, of the Hawai‘i Agriculture Research Center (HARC) to present this event. Register today to explore how agroforestry, native forest management, and small-scale high value hardwood production can optimize your land function and value. Workshop is limited to 30 attendees.

KAHULUI -- The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is proposing to establish a light industrial and commercial business park at Pulehunui on Maui.  The 280-acre DLNR Industrial and Business Park is located along Maui Veterans Highway (formerly known as Mokulele Highway) adjacent to the Hawai‘i National Guard Armory and the County Raceway Park in Central Maui, in the vicinity of the former Naval Air Station Pu‘unēnē and Maui Humane Society. 

(Hilo) – Seven more people were cited Wednesday night by officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) for loitering in a closed area. Like eighteen people previously cited, the seven allegedly bypassed established check-points or were found in closed areas.

(Honolulu) – Deep in the Honouliuli Forest Reserve, high in Oah‘u’s Wai‘anae Mountains, a sophisticated monitoring station is watching Caly 24-hours a day, seven-days a week. Caly (cyanea calycina) or haha in Hawaiian, is one of less than 200 members of this species left on O‘ahu.

(HONOLULU) —  Effective June 15, 2018, the Department of Land and Natural Resources district and administrative offices will begin issuing hunting licenses and stamps for the new hunting season (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019). A valid hunting license is required for hunting on public and private lands.  All game mammal hunting is regulated by Hawai‘i Administrative Rules Title 13, Chapter 123, and all game bird hunting is regulated by Hawai‘i Administrative Rules Title 13, Chapter 122 (see http://hawaii.gov/dlnr/dofaw “Administrative Rules” for all legal hunting days).  

(HONOLULU) Do you know a school, community group or non-profit organization that cares about greening our environment? Funding is available to help get your project off the ground.  The Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program announces a call for statewide grant applications with new and expanded opportunities for projects that support urban and community forestry.

(Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i) -The Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Hunter Education Program will be holding a field seminar at Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Forest Reserve on Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

(HILO) – Forestry managers on Hawai‘i island report one-third to one-half of the total acreage of the Malama Kī Forest Reserve has been impacted by the month-long East Rift Zone volcanic eruption. 

(HILO) – Another warning today for people to stop sneaking around check-points in Lower Puna to try and get close to active lava flows.  Saturday officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) cited an additional eight people for loitering in a disaster area under Hawai‘i County Code.  This brings to 18, the number of citations DOCARE has issued during the last week to people for by-passing check-points and entering dangerous areas.