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With 75,000 acres of Hawai‘i island ʻōhiʻa forest now showing symptoms of the fungal disease known as Rapid ‘Ōhiʻa Death, federal and state agencies and non-profit partners are using an array of high technology to detect its spread. “The battle against the two types of Ceratocystis fungus that causes Rapid ‘Ōhiʻa Death has always been a hugely collaborative effort,” said Rob Hauff, State Protection Forester for the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW). “Now,” Hauff explained, “the collaboration between the agencies and organizations engaged in the fight against this devastating disease not only continues, but is expanding, particularly on the detection front.” Early detection is considered critical in helping to identify Rapid ‘Ōhiʻa Death’s spread on the Big Island and to other islands and to provide data and scientific information to aide researchers working hard to find a way to stop it.

An observable phenomenon this weekend on shorelines and low-lying areas in Hawaii heralds the arrival of the highest ‘king tides’ of the year, that will occur over a couple days around May 26, June 23, and July 21. The Hawaii Sea Grant Center for Coastal and Climate Science and Resilience, and Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System together at the University of Hawaii have been tracking unusual high tide levels and are advising that the state will likely continue to experience unusually high tide levels throughout the summer.

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.

(HONOLULU) – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the State of Hawaii Dept. of Land and Natural Resources is the recipient of more than $485,000 as part of the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The program’s focus is on public-private partnerships that enable private companies, land owners, local communities and other non-government partners to deliver innovative watershed-scale projects to keep lands resilient, improve water quality and quantity, wildlife habitat, and to promote economic growth in a variety of industries. This award is the second year of the RCPP, and the second year Hawaii’s DLNR has received funding for watershed forest protection.

DLNR DOFAW is seeking responsible provider for the Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program; selected provider(s) will be responsible for the management and coordinator of the UCF program through a close working relationship with DOFAW, the U.S. Forest Service, and Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council.

(Click on image to watch video) Enjoy an underwater tour along a Hawaiian reef as you learn about the mission of the Hawaii Dept. of Land and Natural Resources and how to contact the DLNR.

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR WILLIAM J. AILA JR, CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release July 3, 2014  AHU O LAKA NO ALCOHOL RULE IN PLACE FOR 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND Rule Applies to Three-Day Holiday Weekends HONOLULU –The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will enforce the state ...
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Na Ala Hele is asking for volunteers to help this weekend and next week with a public survey on the Manoa Falls trail. Volunteers are asked to spend a few hours handing out and collecting surveys about the trail. Na Ala Hele wants to compare the data to a similar survey done last year and to ask a few new question about improvements and cell phone connectivity.

“We are deeply saddened to learn of Ms. Jana Lutteropp’s passing today. We join with Hawaii’s people to extend our deepest sympathy to her family and friends. “As an island state, we are aware that we are all visitors in the natural environment that surrounds us, and that unfortunate incidents such as this one can ...
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Initial submittal deadline is 4:30 p.m., June 14, 2013.  Late submittals will be accepted until December 13, 2013. Click Here-> SPO Website Solicitation Number: DLNR-FY14