Forestry & Wildlife

(Alaka‘i Wilderness Preserve, Kaua‘i) – A team of six people are now in their third day of trying to locate a single family of the Hawaiian honeycreeper, the ‘akikiki. 

(HONOLULU) – By day, they hold a wide range of conservation jobs with the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW). By night, or anytime a wildfire breaks out or spreads to State forests, some of the approximately 140 DOFAW employees statewide subject to fire call-out grab their gear and firefighting apparatus and head out. 

(HONOLULU) – By the end of today, firefighters from the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) expect to have a wild fire burning in the Honolulu Forest Reserve 100% contained.

(Lahaina) - An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 30, for those interested in learning about management plans for state lands between Honolua Bay and Honokōhau Bay on Maui.  

(Kuaokala Game Management Area, O‘ahu) – Delectable, small game birds were undoubtedly at the center of some Thanksgiving meals on O‘ahu and Kaua‘i. Hunters got the birds using a put-and-take system set up by the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW). 

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE  CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release: November 23, 2021 HELP PROTECT THE MOST ENDANGERED NATURAL AREAS OF HAWAI‘I  Giving Tuesday is One Week Away  (HONOLULU) –Nature lovers can now celebrate Giving Tuesday on Nov. 30 with a new donation opportunity to give back ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE  CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release: November 22, 2021 HAWAI‘I WILDLIFE CONSERVATION STAMP CONTEST OPENS (Honolulu) – Artists are welcome to submit entries to the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) in the annual art contest depicting two local wildlife species ...
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(Honolulu) – The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) will be conducting a forest products auction for Acacia koa wood. All wood pieces are from the West Maui State Forest Reserve on the island of Maui.

(KAHULUI) – Biologists with the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) are urging people to drive with aloha, now and during the upcoming holidays, and to slow down for endangered birds.   A bonded pair of nēnē, a male and female, were struck and killed by cars on A‘alele Street near the airport in Kahului on Tuesday afternoon. 

(HONOLULU) – Applications are opening tomorrow for 130 new positions designed to help both the environment and the economy as part of the Hawaiʻi response to the economic impacts of COVID-19. Governor David Ige and the Hawaiʻi State Legislature approved the use of $5 million in federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act to support a new Green Job Youth Corps. DLNR is the administering agency and has partnered with Kupu, Hawai‘i’s conservation and youth education nonprofit, to provide funding that will expand the existing Kupu ‘Āina Corps program.

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