Forestry & Wildlife

Pursuant to Section 91-3, Hawaii Revised Statutes (“HRS”), notice is hereby given of proposed rulemaking and public hearing by the Department of Land and Natural Resources (“Department”) to consider amendments to Hawaii Administrative Rules, Title 13, Subtitle 5, Part 1, Chapter 104, Rules Regulating Activities Within Forest Reserves.

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 begin on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. 

HANAPEPE, KAUA‘I – To help battle the spread of avian malaria in the native forest birds of the Garden Island,  the Kauaʻi Forest Bird Recovery Project (KFBRP) is launching a crowdfunding campaign today. They are seeking to raise $50,000 to support field teams that monitor the birds, and seek out and eradicate local mosquito populations.

HONOLULU -- The Department of Land and Natural Resources is pleased to announce the opening of archery, muzzleloader, and regular rifle hunting seasons for feral goats on the island of Kaua‘i.  Pursuant to Title 13, Chapter 123 “Rules Regulating Game Mammal Hunting,” the following rules and conditions will be in effect for the hunt:

HONOLULU -- Applications for the 2018 Lana‘i mouflon sheep hunting season, together with instruction sheets, will be available at all Department of Land and Natural Resource (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife offices statewide beginning Monday, March 19, 2018.  Applicants may also apply online. 

(HONOLULU) – O‘ahu’s highest point, Mt. Ka‘ala, at 4,025 feet above sea level is most often shrouded in fog and mist. The flat-top mountain in the Wai‘anae Mountains hosts numerous native and rare plants and animals and is culturally significant. 1,100 acres of this rugged mountain terrain was protected under the State’s Natural Area Reserve System in 1981.

HILO --   The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) announces the opening of the 2018 spring bearded turkey hunting season on Thursday, March 1, 2018. The spring season will run for 46 consecutive days through Sunday, April 15, 2018. The spring season will be for bearded turkeys only, in locations identified below. The season length, bag limits, and hunting areas are those established in Title 13, Chapter 122, “Rules Regulating Game Bird Hunting, Field Trials and Commercial Shooting Preserves.

HILO --   The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) announces the opening of archery hunting in Pu‘uanahulu Game Management Area (GMA) beginning Saturday, March 3, 2018, and continuing on weekends and state holidays through Sunday, June 24, 2018.  Annual closure of the archery season in this GMA will be from July through February.  Season length, bag limits, and hunting areas are those established in Title 13, Chapter 123, “Rules Regulating Game Mammal Hunting.”  The following conditions and restrictions will apply for the hunt:

(HONOLULU) - The Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) voted today to approve an area of land on Hawai‘i island as a public shooting range for the purpose of supporting the state’s Hunter Safety program.

HONOLULU — The State Endangered Species Recovery Committee (ESRC) is now accepting applications for the Hawaiian cultural practitioner position on the Commission. Applications will be reviewed and the names of qualified individuals will be sent to the Governor, who will nominate one person for each vacant position. The term of the new appointee is four years, with a maximum of two terms. The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Senate.

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