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A small infestation of the invasive little fire ant (LFA) was confirmed in late May and has been undergoing treatment at a hotel in Wailea, Maui. The Maui Invasive Species Committee (MISC) detected the infestation, which was confirmed by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA).

To address the koloa’s future, the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is collaborating with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the University of Hawaii Pacific Studies Cooperative Unit on The Koloa Project. The project attempts to provide steps that will ensure its ultimate survival as one of three remaining native waterfowl species in Hawaii (the others being the Hawaiian nene or goose, and Laysan duck).

Gov. Neil Abercrombie today applauded the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) decision to hold its 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress (WCC) in the State of Hawaii. This will be the first time a U.S. location is hosting the WCC since IUCN’s inception in 1948.

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.

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 ...
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Kīholo State Park Master Plan

Posted on Apr 7, 2014 in slider

Get your copy of Kīholo State Park Final Master Plan and Final Environmental Assessment!   Land board submittal: 04/11/14 Approval of the Kīholo State Park Master Plan, Acceptance of the Final Environmental Assessment, and Issuance of a Finding of No Significant Impact for the Proposed Project, TMK: (3) 7-1-02: 02, 08; 7-1-03: 02, 07, Kīholo, ...
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HONOLULU -- The Hawaii Heritage Center, in cooperation with the State Historic Preservation Division within the Department of Land and Natural Resources, has been producing an historic sites calendar since 1984. Their 2014 calendar, titled the “Working Hands of the Makaainana,” addresses the theme of Hawaiian technology and innovation. The beautiful calendar was designed by Viki Nasu Design Group, with Ric Noyle providing magnificent photographs of island scenes rarely viewed by much of the public.

Japan Tsunami Marine Debris

Posted on Jan 28, 2013 in slider

NEWS RELEASE  Published 10/12/12 What to do if you see debris in Hawai‘i’s ocean or beaches – GENERAL GUIDANCE – Marine debris with living organisms View Here (Updated: April 2013)

The Department of Land and Natural Resources, headed by an executive Board of Land and Natural Resources, is responsible for managing, administering, and exercising control over public lands, water resources, ocean waters, navigable streams, coastal areas (except commercial harbors), minerals, and all interests therein. The department’s jurisdiction encompasses nearly 1.3 million acres of State lands, beaches, and coastal waters as well ...
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Photo of Cabin at Waimanu camp site

Camping Permits

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 in slider

Make your reservations now!   Camping in Hawaii’s Forest Reserves is usually in remote, mountainous locations, providing a wilderness experience and often privacy. Campsites are for those who enjoy “roughing it”; they are accessed by hiking or 4WD and have few or no amenities. Check site details closely to ensure you are informed and have ...
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