News Releases

(HONOLULU) -For the first time ever, the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Hunter Education Program will be holding an advanced Hunter Education Game Care workshop. Ahead of the Spring game mammal hunting seasons, two simultaneous hands-on workshops will be held on January 13, 2018, from 9:00 am to 1:00pm at Hunter Education classrooms on Oahu and Hawaii Island.

HONOLULU --   With their vast expanses of grasslands reaching to the horizon across hundreds of acres, fences, and paniolo tending to flocks of grazing animals, the ranches of Hawaii have played an impactful role in the evolving history of Hawaii’s economy, industry, transportation, environment, culture and fashion.   

HONOLULU -- A project to remove rockfall hazards along the Diamond Head State Monument summit trail has finished, a week ahead of schedule. The popular trail will reopen for normal day time use, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily tomorrow, Friday, December 8. 

(HONOLULU) – Nine employees of the Coca-Cola Company based in Hawai‘i played hooky from work today.  They volunteered on behalf of the Ko‘olau Mountains Watershed Partnership (KMWP) by hiking up a trail on the west side of the mountain range in order to plant native koa.  This was a continuation of The Coca-Cola Company’s nationwide commitment to replenish all water it uses in its bottling operations. There are two bottling plants on O‘ahu and last April the company announced it was donating $200,000 to KMWP for ungulate fencing that eventually will surround much of the sprawling Waiawa Watershed, which supplies drinking water to the majority of O‘ahu’s residents.

HONOLULU -- The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Boating and Ocean Resources (DOBOR), operator of the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor, will host its second public meeting on planning for use of various sites in the harbor.

(HONOLULU) -The Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Hunter Education Program is pleased to announce that beginning December 1, 2017 registration for all Hunter Education classes statewide will be available online at: https://gohunthawaii.ehawaii.gov.

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release November 2, 2017 WAILUA “LOOP ROAD” CLOSURE IN EFFECT FOR NEEDED REPAIR   WAILUA, KAUAI – The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife Kauai has closed Loop/Wailua Management Road beyond the point popularly known ...
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(HONOLULU) –  Each time a team of officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) flies into the Kalalau section of the Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park, they find fewer illegal camps and write fewer arrest citations to people in the area without required permits. As Hawai‘i’s largest and most remote state park, it is in the best shape in decades, due to the concentrated efforts of DOCARE and the DLNR Division of State Parks, which manages it.

WAILUKU, MAUI – ‘Iao Valley State Monument will reopen on Wednesday, November 22 following completion of a second phase of slope stabilization to the stream areas in the park that were damaged by a massive flood event in September 2016. The park was originally expected to reopen by December 16, 2017.

HONOLULU – A planning effort to preserve the scenic, historic, and natural features of the Tantalus-Round Top Drive area is now being developed by the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), in partnership with local planning firm Planning Solutions, Inc. (PSI).

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