News Releases

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR WILLIAM J. AILA JR, CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release May 19, 2014 MANDATORY BOATER EDUCATION REQUIREMENT TO BE ENFORCED IN LESS THAN SIX MONTHS HONOLULU – With just less than six months to go before Hawaii’s new mandatory education law for boaters is to ...
Read More

HONOLULU —The Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry and Wildlife announces that a wiliwili tree (Erythrina sandwicensis) from Hawaii island has been selected as a national champion in American Forest’s Big Tree Program.

HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) and the U.S. Geological Survey National Wildlife Health Center Honolulu Field Station (USGS) are jointly responding to and investigating a recently reported disease affecting collector urchins (hawae or Tripneustes gratilla) in Maunalua and Kaneohe Bays.

HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of State Parks today announced it is beginning a Request for Qualifications/Request for Proposals (RFQ/RFP) process to issue a five-year lease for the existing campground at the Malaekahana State Recreation Area (Kahuku Section). The campground is currently operated by the Friends of Malaekahana under a month-to-month revocable permit.

LIHU‘E – The Department of Land and Natural Resources announces the opening of archery, muzzleloading rifle, and high-powered 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 – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are holding two open house events this month to share preliminary design concepts to mitigate stream flooding within the Ala Wai watershed.

In 2012 a series of wildfires burned across state lands, including Forest Reserves and Natural Area Reserves on Kauai. These fires scorched more than 3000 acres of land and represent one of the most significant wildfire events on Kauai since the 1960s. Subsequently Governor Neil Abercrombie issued an emergency proclamation directing the Dept. of Land ...
Read More

KAILUA-KONA -- Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) officers cited the owner of a 47-foot sailing vessel in Kailua Bay on Friday, May 2, for damage caused to coral reef by the vessel’s anchor chain. Approximately 80 feet of chain was in the water, with about 30 to 40 feet in the coral.

HONOLULU — Due to a recent rise in citations for unauthorized entry into Sacred Falls State Park, the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) announces and underscores that the park remains closed to the public due to danger from falling rocks.

For Immediate News Release May 7, 2014  AHUKINI PIER CLOSED THURSDAY FOR RESCUE OPERATIONS TRAINING LIHUE — Ahukini State Recreational Pier, roadway and parking area will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, while County of Kauai Fire Department personnel practice helicopter rescue training on land and at sea. For ...
Read More