Forestry & Wildlife

(Waimea) – This Hawai‘i Island town, on the southern slopes of the Kohala Mountains, has a rich and storied ranching history. Waimea grew up around the sprawling Parker Ranch, one of the first and largest cattle operations in the state. Its ranching heritage is visible pretty much everywhere. Agriculture and Waimea are intrinsically linked.  

(HONOLULU) – Nestled at the back of Kalihi Valley, staff and volunteers for Ho’oulu ‘Āina work to harvest locally-grown plants for food and indigenous medicine.

(HONOLULU) – The Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources will be further protecting forests in the Kohala Mountains on Hawai‘i Island thanks to awards from the federal Bureau of Reclamation (BOR). The BOR has awarded more than $1.9 million to protect forested and wetland habitat from invasive species and replant in riparian corridors. 

(LĪHU‘E) – The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) announces the availability of applications for a special feral goat hunt in Hunting Unit A, Kekaha Game Management Area (GMA) on the island of Kaua‘i.

(HONOLULU) – Have you ever dreamed of getting away from it all and spending the next six months on a nearly-pristine island in Hawai‘i? Plus, the bonus of doing something really cool and rewarding for nature and her creatures.

(HILO) - The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) has looked into reports of a 'big cat', but without clear photographs or video it's impossible to make any determinations.  DOFAW staff maintained bait stations and game cameras for three-weeks in the Hōlualoa area, where an animal was first photographed. Staff only saw pigs and small cats in their images. Sightings reported from all over Hawai'i Island, are unlikely due to the distances and terrain even a large animal would need to traverse. The Hawai'i Dept. of Agriculture (DOA) has authority over this type of situation. Please direct inquiries to DOA.      

(HONOLULU) - In an effort to protect native forests, watersheds, and reefs in southeast Moloka‘i, the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC), purchased five parcels of land in the ahupua‘a of Mākolelau last week, dedicating the land for conservation and restoration.

(Koke‘e, Kaua‘i) – Allie Cabrera describes herself as the ‘queen of the road’, due to her almost daily trips from Līhuʻe, to Koke‘e State Park, and onto Camp 10 Road. She could also be described as the current Kaua‘i ‘queen of mosquito trapping’. 

(HONOLULU) – Each year wildfires burn thousands of acres of land in Hawai‘i impacting communities and natural resources. Dealing with serious fire threats to human safety, infrastructure, native ecosystems and wildlife, agricultural production, watersheds, and more, can leave both rural and urban communities overwhelmed.

(HONOLULU) - Hawaiʻi residents have a wealth of natural resources to explore, but in some cases these places can be difficult to visit in person.

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