DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON   For Immediate News Release: July 31, 2020   FIRST DOCARE ACADEMY FOR ROOKIE CONSERVATION OFFICERS MARKS NUMEROUS FIRSTS     (Honolulu) – A dozen men and women will now join the ranks of DLNR Conservation Resource Officers, following ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON   For Immediate News Release: July 29, 2020   NON-NATIVE CORALS REMOVED FROM KĀNEʻOHE BAY  Will be Displayed Behind Glass at the Waikīkī Aquarium      Today, a team from the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR), with support from numerous ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON   For Immediate News Release: July 28, 2020   PEOPLE BEHAVING BADLY LEADS TO CLOSURE OF POLIHALE STATE PARK Kauaʻi Park is  First Casualty of Bad Behavior Under COVID-19 Rules    (Honolulu) – Egregious behavior and overuse has prompted the DLNR ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON   For Immediate News Release: July 28, 2020   AN ANCIENT LO‘I KALO IN HAKIPU‘U PROTECTED FOREVER    (Hakipu‘u) – The Trust for Public Land (TPL), Hoʻāla ‘Āina Kūpono (Hoʻāla), the Fukumitsu ‘ohana, Hawaiian Islands Land Trust (HILT), the ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON   For Immediate News Release: July 27, 2020   DLNR OPPOSES LIFTING PAPAHĀNAUMOKUĀKEA FISHING RESTRICTIONS   (Honolulu) – This week, in a letter to President Donald J. Trump, the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) opposed a request ...
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(Honolulu) – Numerous Hawai‘i State Parks and park activities are being closed until after Tropical Cyclone Douglas has cleared the state.  Closures and details are as follows: 

(Honolulu) – After the lifting of certain restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of people returned to Hawai‘i’s ocean waters. Akin to “playing well with others in the sandbox,” the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) is encouraging swimmers and fishers to share aloha when in the water.

(Līhuʻe)-The DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) has closed the boat ramp loading dock at Kukui`ula Small Boat Harbor (SBH) on Kaua‘i, pending repairs.  The support beams for the structure delaminated. As a result, the pier is sagging, creating a potentially hazardous situation. 

(Honolulu)-The DLNR Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands (OCCL) will be holding a public hearing regarding a proposed Conservation District subzone re-designation for the former Hawaiʻi Loa College campus that has been recently acquired by Adventist Health Castle (AHC). AHC has petitioned the department and is requesting that the Hawaiʻi Loa college special subzone designation for educational purposes be re-designated into the general subzone. 

(Honolulu) – In order to reduce nighttime impacts of dredging work in the Ala Wai Canal, DLNR is changing work hours, effective immediately. The $21 million dollar, dredging and canal improvements project started last October and not only involves dredging accumulated silt and sediments from the Ala Wai but also includes the repair of two sections of wall.