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Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) firefighters today had the fire 100% percent contained at approximately 1 acre. Mop up work will continue this weekend.

"Successful resource management requires participation from the public and we want them to know exactly what is being proposed and how they can get involved in the rule making process," explained Frazer McGilvray, Administrator of the Division of Aquatic Resources.

Special access will be granted to one hunter group per Saturday beginning Nov. 16, 2013, and running through the end of March 2014. Hunters will be selected through a random lottery drawing to be held on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at the East Hawai‘i DOFAW office at 19 E. Kawili St., in Hilo.

10/01/13 – Kalalau Trail Reopens

Posted on Oct 1, 2013 in Trail

A brown water advisory has being issued for the east-north east areas of the island of Kauai, including Hā'ena and Kē'ē Beach. As a health precaution, the public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water. If coastal waters are turbid and brown, stay out.

State Parks and its consultants from Planning Solutions, are developing a master plan that will preserve the area’s natural wildland character and its significant archaeological and cultural features, protect the unique coastal resources, and determine the public’s recreational use of the area.

On August 29, 2013, Perry D. Rauch was charged and sentenced at Wahiawa District Court for violating Hawaii Administrative Rule (H.A.R.) 13-256-63(b)(1) that prohibits motorized vessels within Waimea Bay ocean waters, specifically within 1,837 feet from the shoreline. The judgment imposed fines and court fees total $855 and 6 months probation. Violator must remain arrest and conviction free for duration of the probation period.

“This management plan is part of the DLNR’s goal to increase protection of Hawaii’s forested watersheds, and to protect and restore rare native Hawaiian animals and plants such as the ‘I‘iwi, the Mauna Loa Silversword and the ‘Alalâ,” said William J. Aila, Jr., BLNR Chairperson.

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR WILLIAM J. AILA JR, CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release September 20, 2013 FERAL GOAT, SHEEP CONTROL PERMITS ANNOUNCED FOR THE PU‘U WA‘AWA‘A FOREST RESERVE- MAKAI AND MAUKA SECTIONS HILO — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is issuing permits for control of ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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