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DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE  CHAIRPERSON FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 18, 2018 MAJOR CONVERSATIONS AND ACTIONS ON CLIMATE CHANGE RAMP-UP: HAWAII’S PREPARATION FOR THE FUTURE (Honolulu) – All across Hawai‘i dialog about the impacts of climate change on our island state are ramping up.  The ...
Read More Major Conversations and Actions on Climate Change Ramp-Up: Hawaii’s Preparation for the Future

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR WILLIAM J. AILA JR, CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release October 28, 2011 DLNR PROPOSES TO PROTECT AND RESTORE NATIVE FORESTS IN HONO O NA PALI NATURAL AREA RESERVE Draft environmental assessment now available for public comment LIHUE, KAUAI – Stretching from sea level along ...
Read More DLNR Proposes to Protect and Restore Native Forests in Hono O Na Pali Natural Area Reserve

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR WILLIAM J. AILA JR, CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release September 27, 2013 DLNR PROPOSES TO RESTORE AND MANAGE WATERSHED IN PU‘U MAKA‘ALA NATURAL AREA RESERVE   HONOLULU — Today the Board of Land and Natural Resources approved a management plan for Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural ...
Read More DLNR Proposes To Restore And Manage Watershed In Pu’u Maka’ala Natural Area Reserve

Ka‘ena Point is located at the very northwest tip of the island of O‘ahu. It is about 10 miles west of Waialua on the North Shore and 10 miles north of Wai‘anae on the leeward coast. Within this area is the 59-acre Ka‘ena Point Natural Area Reserve, owned and managed by the Hawai‘i Department of ...
Read More Ka‘ena Point Ecosystem Restoration Project

In early 2013, one of the last known populations of Hawaiian tree snails in the wild on Oahu was rapidly declining due to disastrous levels of predation by rats. DLNR’s Snail Extinction Prevention Program (SEPP) staff, with help from the Oahu Army Natural Resource Program, DLNR’s Natural Area Reserve System, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, ...
Read More Partnerships bring hope for Hawaiian Tree Snails

KAHIKINUI, MAUI – A rare remnant koa forest perched high on the slopes of leeward Haleakalā has become the 20th Natural Area Reserve (NAR) designated in the state. The Department of Land and Natural Resources created the 1,500-acre Nakula NAR to preserve what remains of a vast native forest that once flourished across the southern ...
Read More DLNR Celebrates a New Natural Area Reserve in Maui, and Restoration of Leeward Haleakala’s Ancient Forest

HILO – The State’s Natural Area Reserve System (NARS) is celebrating its 40th year of preserving the natural flora, fauna and geological sites of Hawai‘i with the establishment of a newly dedicated reserve that expands the Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve by adding approximately 6,600 acres in the Kulani forest. Read more in the official ...
Read More Dedication of New Reserve at Kulani is Highlight of 40 Years of Hawaii’s Natural Area Reserve System