DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release: June 12, 2019 (Click on image to watch video) NEAR-REPEAT OF SACRED FALLS TRAGEDY HIGHLIGHTS CLOSED-TRAILS DANGERS DOCARE Officers Treat Injuries, Enforce & Educate on State Holiday   (Honolulu) – “15-seconds of terror,” is how ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release: June 12, 2019 SNAKE HITCHHIKES TO MAUI IN BACKPACK HONOLULU – A small juvenile snake was captured after it was seen slithering out of a newly arrived visitor’s backpack Monday night at a Maui vacation ...
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(Līhuʻe, Kaua’i) - The breeding season for some of Kaua’i’s rarest forest birds is well underway and this year protection efforts by the Kauaʻi Forest Bird Recovery Project (KFBRP) will get a boost from a grant by Club 300. The Swedish organization pledged $5000 to help KFBRP deal with invasive mosquito and plant species in the Alakaʻi Plateau. Non-native plants such as ginger, create areas of standing water where mosquitos can breed. Those introduced mosquitos carry avian malaria which can be fatal for native birds.

Honolulu) –  While it’s technically possible to remove sand and create a channel to the Pohoiki Small Boat Ramp on Hawai‘i Island’s lower Puna coast, an engineering study commissioned by the DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) finds that it would be very expensive and full of uncertainties associated with sand movement and costal processes continuing in and around Pohoiki Bay.

(Honolulu) – This morning a small team from the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) carefully ‘planted’ extremely rare, endemic Porites duerdeni coral onto a reef in Kaneohe Bay just off Coconut Island, home of the University of Hawai‘i’s, Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology.  This species of coral was likely wiped out during major bleaching events in 2015 and 2016 and previously was thought to grow in the bay as one of the few places in the world where it’s found.

(Hāʻena, Kaua‘i) – The clouds broke, and the rain stopped as 200 Hāʻena and Wainiha residents gathered next to a lo‘i in Hāʻena State Park on Kaua‘i’s north shore on Wednesday for a blessing called “Dawning of a New Day for Hāʻena.” The blessing, which included remarks from Governor David Ige, DLNR Chair Suzanne Case, local community members and a host of lawmakers and state leaders precedes the reopening of Kūhiō Highway and Hāʻena State Park, the gateway to the famed Kalalau Trail in the Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park.

(Līhuʻe) - Deer hunting enthusiasts can now apply to hunt as the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) announce the opening of the black-tailed deer hunting season on the island of Kaua‘i. Rules and conditions regulating game mammal hunting in Title 13, Chapter 123 will be in effect.

(Honolulu) —  Effective June 15, 2019, the Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) district and administrative offices will begin issuing hunting licenses and stamps for the new hunting season (July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020). A valid hunting license is required for hunting on public and private lands. All game mammal hunting is regulated by Hawaii Administrative Rules Title 13, Chapter 123 and all game bird hunting is regulated by Hawaii Administrative Rules Title 13, Chapter 122.  

(Honolulu) – A nationally acclaimed program that teaches women a wide variety of outdoor skills is coming to Hawai‘I for the first-time ever this fall. The DLNR Hunter Education Program and the Safari Club International-Hawai‘i Chapter are hosting the inaugural Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) workshop, September 6-8, 2019 at the Gilbert Kahele Recreation Area on Hawai‘i Island.

(Lahaina) – When a biologist who was looking for native snails noticed signs of caterpillars feeding on māmaki in Olowalu, he came across a new invasive species. It was a kind of caterpillar he had never seen before; the Arcte coerula (Ramie moth).