HONOLULU, May 7, 2015 — Are you on non-industrial private forest land and want to restore on it native forest habitat for threatened and endangered species? The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has federal funds to help you do this and you are encouraged to apply.

Kapalua, Maui– A group of volunteers, led by staff from the Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Project, banded 150 adult wedge-tailed shearwaters at a Kapalua colony in West Maui last night. Spring nighttime efforts to capture returning adults to look for banded birds recruiting into the breeding population began in 2008. Additionally unbanded adults are banded during the project.

Hawaii's Wiliwili has made it to the Final 4 and will be competing against Missouri's Eastern Burningbush. Don't forget to show your support and vote to move Hawaii into the Championship Round!

2015 – Kauluwehi Lei Contest

Posted on Feb 18, 2015 in featured, Main

Kauluwehi – A Lei Contest Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), Hawai‘i Island Natural Area Reserves (NARS), the Three Mountain Alliance (TMA), and the Wailoa Arts and Cultural Center are proud to present Kauluwehi, a juried lei art contest and exhibition celebrating the native species, Hawaiian culture, and sustainable picking practices on Hawai‘i Island. Kauluwehi ...
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Logging operations begin in the Koke'e area of Kauai begin this month. Crews will be felling, removing and trucking an estimated 15,000 tons of trees burned in a series of fires during the summer of 2012. In this video, representatives from the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife discuss this project along with the contract logging company, Woodward and Companies. This video was produced from a public informational meeting held in Kekaha on Feb. 11, 2015.

Legacy Land Conservation Video

Posted on Sep 23, 2014 in featured

Legacy Land Conservation Program Many of Hawai‘i’s cultural, natural, agricultural, historical, and recreational resources are lost when private lands possessing these resources are sold and developed. The Legacy Land Conservation Program provides grants to local organizations and agencies seeking to purchase and protect lands having these unique and rare valuable resources. In this short video, one ...
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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).