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    In early June, a team of 10 young people from across the US flew to Hawaii to complete their final project in a year-long adventure of learning and professional development with the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC). The NCCC crew, Silver 3, is joining the Dept. of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of ...
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The public is invited to comment on the Draft Master Plan for Kawainui-Hamakua Marsh now through June 30th. Please submit all comments regarding the Draft Master Plan by June 30, 2014 to email: Kawainui@hhf.com Limited CD copies of the Draft Master Plan will be available at State DOFAW and DSP offices on May 30, 2014. The ...
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How To Test For Fire Ants

Posted on Jun 19, 2014 in Announcements, featured

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).

The Koloa Project

Posted on Jun 9, 2014 in Announcements, featured, Wildlife

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).

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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No Rhino

Posted on Jan 21, 2014 in featured

The Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle was recently discovered in Hawaii.  Learn more about this pest below or on the printable flier found here RHINO BEETLE DAMAGE The coconut rhinoceros beetle is a major pest of coconut palms. Adult beetles bore into the crowns (tops) of coconut palms where they feed on sap. When a beetle bores through developing ...
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Hiking in Hawai’i provides you with healthy fun and the opportunity to experience the rare beauty found in the islands. When hiking, stay on the trail.  Most accidents happen when hikers leave the established trail and disregard  warning signs. Staying on the trail greatly reduces your chances of having a serious fall or getting lost. ...
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When planning for a hike, inform others of your plans, let someone know which trail (name and location) you plan to hike on, and when you expect to return.  If something should go wrong, rescuers will have accurate information on where to start searching.

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE 2013-2014 GAME BIRD HUNTING SEASON  The State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources announces the opening of the 2013-2014 Game Bird Hunting Season on Saturday, November 2, 2013.  The fall game bird hunting season will run through Monday, January 20, 2014, with legal hunting days on Saturday, Sunday, and State ...
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