News Releases

(Hilo) – The urge to get up close and personal to lava during the current Kilauea eruption is not only unsafe but people who get caught now potentially face steep fines and jail time.

(Honolulu) – In preparation for the expected July 4th flotilla off Waikiki, five DLNR Division of Conservation and Resource (DOCARE) officers are engaged in a week-long jet ski rescue training course.  Over the past few years DOCARE officers, along with people from multiple partner agencies, have rescued dozens of people who’ve been unable to reach shore during flotillas, due to alcohol use, improper flotation devices, exhaustion and changing ocean conditions.

(Honolulu) - Between 80 and 100 outrigger canoes and catamarans on the beach at Lanikai were posted with notices today. Owners have 72 hours to remove their vessels from unencumbered State lands or face their boats being impounded.

HONOLULU --   A two-month project to rehabilitate two historic World War II-era structures known as the Lanikai “pillboxes” on the popular hiking trail on Ka‘iwa ridge, Kailua will finally begin on Thursday, June 21, 2018. 

HILO – Recent volcanic eruptions on the Big Island have forced the sole source of black cinder to vacate its harvesting plant, jeopardizing the island’s tropical floral business, a major economic industry in East Hawaiʻi. These businesses provide plants and flowers to flower and lei shops and stores for sale statewide and out-of-state exports.

(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.

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