DLNR Opens Some Areas After Arrival Of Iselle Storm System

Posted on Aug 9, 2014 in Announcements

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
News Release

NEIL ABERCROMBIE
GOVERNOR
WILLIAM J. AILA JR,
CHAIRPERSON

For Immediate News Release August 9, 2014

DLNR OPENS SOME AREAS AFTER ARRIVAL OF ISELLE STORM SYSTEM
Public Reminded to Remain Cautious

HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) announces limited openings of its state-managed park and forest lands in the wake of the Iselle storm system.

Some areas will remain closed as a precautionary measure for public safety until personnel can assess the areas for damage such as downed trees and make any necessary repairs. Status updates will be provided as soon as they are available.

AREAS REMAINING CLOSED:

  • All areas managed by the Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), including forest reserves, wildlife sanctuaries, natural area reserves, forest hiking trails, and game management areas, until further notice
  • County of Hawaii – Lava Tree State Monument and MacKenzie State Recreation Area
  • County of Maui – Makena State Park (but will open at noon today)
  • City and County of Honolulu – Aiea Loop Trail
  • County of Kauai – All state parks remain closed

ALL OTHER STATE PARKS ARE OPEN

DOFAW and the Division of State Parks continue to suspend issuance of camping permits for state forest and park campgrounds.

Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) small boat harbors remain open.

The public is asked to remain cautious. Storm impacts continue to affect the islands, including flooding, high wind, wave actions, and muddy trail conditions.

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Media Contact:
William J. Aila, Jr.
Chairperson
(808) 216-5601