Forestry & Wildlife

(Honolulu) – Forests for Life, is a comprehensive, one-hour documentary that chronicles the life-giving importance of Hawai‘i’s native forests. Set to debut on KFVE-TV (K5) on Friday, January 18th at 7 p.m., the special, produced by the Hawai‘i Dept. of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), is the culmination of five years of taping and conducting interviews in stunning and remote parts of the state.

(Honolulu)–Are you someone who cares about our land and water? The Stewardship Mapping and Assessment Project (STEW-MAP) wants to hear from you. Be part of the first intensive effort in Hawaiʻi to take stock of the diverse community of groups that care of our many special places, mauka to makai.

(Na‘alehu) – It took a few months to celebrate the milestone, but last night staff and dozens of volunteers for the Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund (HWF) marked reaching 250-tons of marine debris collection just off Hawai‘i island. The group also received a DLNR & You Citizen Conservationists Award in recognition of their efforts.

(Honolulu) –The last known Achatinella apexfulva in the Hawaiian Islands, “George,” died on New Year’s Day, 2019. George was approximately 14 years old and his name was derived from the Pinta Island Galapagos tortoise, “Lonesome George,” also the last of its species.

(Kīlauea, Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi) -- In 2018, conservation partners again provided a new home, safe from invasive predators, for some of Hawaiʻi’s most imperiled seabirds. A total of 39 chicks, including 20 endangered uaʻu (Hawaiian Petrel) and 19 threatened ʻaʻo (Newell’s Shearwater), were moved from colonies in the mountains to the translocation site, called Nihokū, at Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge. In this location, they are protected by a predator-proof fence surrounding the Nihokū restoration site.

(Lihue)-Detection of Ceratocystis lukuohia, the more virulent of the two fungal pathogens causing Rapid ʻŌhi‘a Death (ROD), has now been confirmed in three trees on Department of Hawaiian Home lands parcel behind Kalalea Mountain on the east side of Kaua‘i. This first detection of C. lukuohia comes after the other pathogen resulting in ROD, Ceratocystis huliohia, was detected on Kauai in three distinct locations this past year.

(Hilo) –The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry & Wildlife (DOFAW) announces the closure of the Kahua/Ponoholo Ranch Cooperative Game Management Area for game bird hunting on Saturday and Sunday (December 22 – 23, 2018) due to poor road conditions resulting from recent heavy rains.

(Hilo) –The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) announces the opening of the 2018 – 2019 Game Bird Hunting Season at the Kahua/Ponoholo Ranch Cooperative Game Management Area on Saturday, December 22, 2018.

(HONOLULU) – Oahuʻs Forest Reserves are set for expansion. Nearly 2,900 acres are being proposed for addition to the State Forest Reserve System on Oʻahu. The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) is inviting community comments on two proposed additions

(Honolulu) –Enthusiastic painters are welcome to submit entries to the DLNR Division of Forestry & Wildlife (DOFAW) in an art contest to depict a game mammal and game bird for its 2019-2020 hunting stamp contest. The wildlife conservation stamp is a requirement on the Hawai‘i state hunting license and the game bird stamp is required for those intending to hunt game birds. Both stamps will be available to wildlife stamp collectors.

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