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DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR WILLIAM J. AILA JR, CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release September 18, 2013 KAUA‘I SOUTH SHORE SHEARWATER COLONY DECIMATED BY DOGS AND CATS State urges pet owners to help protect native birds, which aid local fisherman LIHU‘E – A large colony of Hawaiian ‘ua‘u kani ...
Read More 09/18/13 – Kaua‘i South Shore Shearwater Colony Decimated By Dogs and Cats

NATIONAL HUNTING AND FISHING DAY PROMOTES SAFETY  WHILE HELPING TO FIGHT HUNGER HONOLULU — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) invites the public to take part in Hawaii’s 23rd annual National Hunting and Fishing Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21 and 22, at the Koko Head ...
Read More 09/16/13 – National Hunting And Fishing Day Promotes Safety While Helping To Fight Hunger

Division of State Parks crews were concluding a three-day enforcement and maintenance project to clear and remove large quantities of discarded camping gear and associated trash and garbage from illegal campsites throughout Kalalau valley. It costs about $20,000 to remove these items from Kalalau via helicopter sling loads.

HONOLULU -- Effective today, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has closed Keehi Lagoon to commercial and recreational ocean activities – including fishing and canoe paddling – for public safety due to impacts of Monday’s molasses spill in nearby Honolulu harbor. Warning signs are being posted by DLNR and the Hawaii Department of Health.

Investigation is pending – pilot and two passengers uninjured, taken to hospital.

The Department of Land and Natural Resources today closed the Kalalau trail in Napali Coast State Wilderness Park, until further notice, due to a helicopter accident at Kalalau beach this afternoon. The park is closed in order to preserve the location of the accident pending investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board.

“The new fisheries enforcement unit aims to increase public awareness about the importance of ocean conservation and pono fishing activities on Maui. It also sends a message that we are serious about protecting the marine resources of Maui,” said William J. Aila, Jr., DLNR chairperson.

“Protecting threatened and endangered species through collaborative approaches like this one builds the collective capacity of resource managers to understand the scope of challenges facing Hawaii’s rare species and leverages our finances to facilitate greater impact on the ground,” said William J. Aila Jr., DLNR Chairperson. “The Snail Extinction Prevention Program (SEPP) is a new program under the DLNR. In their work, SEPP and partners honor what is today a rarely seen species and protect not only our natural resources, but our culture.”

HRS 6E-8 Review of an Interim Protection Plan in compliance HAR Section 13-275-9(d) for the Honolulu High-Capacity Rapid Transit Corridor Project, East Kapolei to Ala Moana Center Honouliuli, Honouliuli, Ho’ae’ae, Waikele, Waipi’o, Waiawa, Manana, Waimanalo, Waiau, Kalauao, ‘Aiea and Halawa, Moanalua, Kalihi, Kapalama, Honolulu and Waikiki Ahupua’a, ‘Ewa and Honolulu Districts, Island of O’ahu.

SHPD Accept AIS HHCRTCP SHPD Accept Supplemental AIS Phase 2 SHPD Accept AIS Airport Phase 3 SHPD Accept City Center Phase 4 SHPD Accept Data Recovery Fieldwork Appendix A List of accepted reports Appendix B List of Potentially Affected Sites Significance and Mitigation Appendix C List of Reports

Aerial shooting is required for compliance with the federal court order mandating the removal of sheep and goats from critical habitat for palila, a bird endemic to Hawaii.