Forestry & Wildlife

HONOLULU — The Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program is leading the way for urban forestry practices in Hawai‘i with a new cutting-edge forested rain garden project planned for next month in Kailua, O‘ahu. Kaulunani is a federally funded urban forestry program of the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife, and is operated by the non-profit organization Friends of Hawai‘i’s Urban Forest (dba Smart Trees Pacific.)

HILO -- A public vehicular access route to the Ka’u Forest Reserve will soon be established along three miles of road along the lower boundary of this majestic forest reserve that spans over 61,000 acres on the south-eastern slopes of Mauna Loa, Hawaii. It will make more accessible areas of the reserve for public use which includes hunting, recreational opportunities, cultural uses, personal gathering and educational programs and activities.

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release August 7, 2015  PUBLIC MEETINGS PLANNEDTO UPDATE HAWAI‘I STATE WILDLIFE ACTION PLAN HONOLULU — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is seeking public input on its updated Hawai‘i State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP), ...
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The Kalalau Trail to Hanakapiai Stream in the Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park on Kauai is now closed due to a flash flood watch and the potential of heavy rains. During recent storms dozens of people have had to be rescued after being stranded on the wrong side of the stream during flash flood events. The DLNR Division of State Parks advises all users to stay off the trail until the storm has passed.

LIHU‘E -- The Department of Land and Natural Resources announces the opening of a black-tailed deer hunting season on the island of Kaua‘i. Pursuant to Title 13, Chapter 123 (13-123-4) “Rules Regulating Game Mammal Hunting,” the following rules and conditions will be in effect:

HONOLULU — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is seeking new projects for the Hawai‘i Forest Legacy Program that will protect important working forest lands from the threat of conversion to non-forest uses. The Forest Legacy Program, administrated through DLNR’s Division of Forestry and Wildlife, is accepting applications for conservation acquisition assistance through the program.

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release July 17, 2015  MANOA FALLS TRAIL TO CLOSE TWO HALF-DAYS FOR HAZARDOUS TREE  REMOVAL HONOLULU —  The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will close the popular Manoa Falls hiking trail during the morning ...
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After more than 8 hours of public testimony, the Hawaii State Board of Land and Natural Resources voted 5-2 tonight to approve the following emergency rule:

HILO — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) announces the opening of the hunting season in the Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Forest Reserve (PWW) for the Youth and Disabled Hunt and Makai Sections pursuant to Title 13, Chapter 123, “Rules Regulating Game Mammal Hunting.” DLNR-DOFAW also announces a special Ungulate Control Program for the PWW Mauka section pursuant to Title 13, Chapter 123, “Rules Regulating Game Mammal Hunting,” §13-123-9.

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release July 8, 2015  CONNECTING PEOPLE WITH NATURE – SAVING THE RAREST OF THE RARE WITH KAUAʻI’S PLANT EXTINCTION PREVENTION COORDINATOR LIHU‘E — Volunteers will join conservation organizations and help remove endangered species around rare and ...
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