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- 06/12/19 – NEAR-REPEAT OF SACRED FALLS TRAGEDY HIGHLIGHTS CLOSED-TRAILS DANGERS DOCARE Officers Treat Injuries, Enforce & Educate on State HolidayDEPARTMENT 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 […]
- 06/12/19 – SNAKE HITCHHIKES TO MAUI IN BACKPACKDEPARTMENT 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 […]
- 06/10/19 – GRANT HELPS RID A MAGICAL FOREST OF WICKED INVADERS(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.
- 06/10/19 – ENGINEERS RECOMMEND NEW BOAT RAMP FOR LOWER PUNA AFTER ERUPTION Pohoiki Clearing is Prohibitively ExpensiveHonolulu) – 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.
- 06/08/19 – NURSERY GROWN RARE CORALS OUTPLANTED DURING CORALPALOOZA; International Event Recognizes World Oceans Day(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.
- 07/24/18 – Response To Social Media Postings On Turtles Trapped By Lava(Honolulu) – Recent social media posts have shown photos and expressions of concern for sea turtles reportedly trapped or affected by the East Rift Zone Eruption on Hawai‘i island, in the Kapoho and Pohoiki areas. DLNR and NOAA Fisheries are aware of these postings but so far there has been little actionable information.
- 07/24/18 – Sand Castles For Conservation Event(KAILUA-KONA) – Volunteers are invited to participate in a community workday on July 28th to help restore the anchialine pool at Ka’elehuluhulu Beach. The event is called Sand Castles for Conservation and the DLNR Division of State Parks are sponsoring it. People are encouraged to help build sand castles using only sand from the anchialine pool.
- 07/24/18 – Eight More People Cited & Drone Confiscated In Eruption Zone(Hilo) – In the last few weeks an additional eight people have been cited for loitering in the East Rift Eruption Zone - seven of them in the last 24 hours.
- 07/23/18 – Getting Stewardship Projects On The Map(HONOLULU) - Are you a part of the community that cares for our lands and waters? While natural resource managers and conservation professionals prepare to gather in Honolulu this week for the annual Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference, they represent only a part of the larger community of stewards. Community-based and civic stewardship groups are crucial to the well-being of our communities, yet many of their activities are not understood or even recognized.
- 07/20/18 – Legacy Land Conservation Program Agrees To Waiʻōpae Termination; Hawai‘i County Notified Of Reversal After Lava Inundation(Honolulu)- DLNR Chair Suzanne Case has notified Hawai‘i County Mayor Harry Kim of the State’s termination of a grant agreement with the County that would have provided $1.33 million in matching funds from the State Land Conservation Fund for the acquisition of over 300 acres of private property that formerly reached the Waiʻōpae coastline immediately south of Vacationland at Kapoho, Puna.