Forestry & Wildlife

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR WILLIAM J. AILA JR, CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release September 20, 2013 FERAL GOAT, SHEEP CONTROL PERMITS ANNOUNCED FOR THE PU‘U WA‘AWA‘A FOREST RESERVE- MAKAI AND MAUKA SECTIONS HILO — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is issuing permits for control of ...
Read More 09/20/13 – Feral Goat, Sheep Control Permits Announced For The Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Forest Reserve- Makai And Mauka Sections

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR WILLIAM J. AILA JR, CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release September 18, 2013 KAUA‘I SOUTH SHORE SHEARWATER COLONY DECIMATED BY DOGS AND CATS State urges pet owners to help protect native birds, which aid local fisherman LIHU‘E – A large colony of Hawaiian ‘ua‘u kani ...
Read More 09/18/13 – Kaua‘i South Shore Shearwater Colony Decimated By Dogs and Cats

NATIONAL HUNTING AND FISHING DAY PROMOTES SAFETY  WHILE HELPING TO FIGHT HUNGER HONOLULU — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) invites the public to take part in Hawaii’s 23rd annual National Hunting and Fishing Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21 and 22, at the Koko Head ...
Read More 09/16/13 – National Hunting And Fishing Day Promotes Safety While Helping To Fight Hunger

“Protecting threatened and endangered species through collaborative approaches like this one builds the collective capacity of resource managers to understand the scope of challenges facing Hawaii’s rare species and leverages our finances to facilitate greater impact on the ground,” said William J. Aila Jr., DLNR Chairperson. “The Snail Extinction Prevention Program (SEPP) is a new program under the DLNR. In their work, SEPP and partners honor what is today a rarely seen species and protect not only our natural resources, but our culture.”

Aerial shooting is required for compliance with the federal court order mandating the removal of sheep and goats from critical habitat for palila, a bird endemic to Hawaii.

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR WILLIAM J. AILA JR, CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release July 29, 2013 DLNR CLOSES PARKS, TRAILS, FOREST RESERVES AS TROPICAL STORM FLOSSIE NEARS HONOLULU – Due to the expected impacts of Tropical Storm Flossie, the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ is closing the ...
Read More 07/29/13 – DLNR Closes Parks, Trails, Forest Reserves As Tropical Storm Flossie Nears

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR WILLIAM J. AILA JR, CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release July 26, 2013  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP CREATE NEW MOUNTAIN BIKING TRAIL IN MAKAWAO FOREST RESERVE KAHULUI — The Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Na Ala Hele Trails and Access Program is holding a ...
Read More 07/26/13 – Volunteers Needed To Help Create New Mountain Biking Trail in Makawao Forest Reserve

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR WILLIAM J. AILA JR, CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release July 12, 2013 DLNR ANNOUNCES 2013 BLACK-TAILED DEER SEASON ON KAUAI STARTING IN SEPTEMBER Permits available starting Monday July 15 LIHUE — The Department of Land and Natural Resources announces the opening of black-tailed deer ...
Read More 07/12/13 – DLNR Announces 2013 Black-Tailed Deer Season On Kauai Starting in September

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR WILLIAM J. AILA JR, CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release July 8, 2013 HAWAI‘I FOREST LEGACY PROGRAM LOOKS FOR NEW PROJECTS Applications for conservation acquisition assistance due Aug. 20 HONOLULU — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is seeking new projects for its ...
Read More 07/08/13 – Hawai‘i Forest Legacy Program Looks For New Projects

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR WILLIAM J. AILA JR, CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release June 20, 2013 STATE BUDGET FUNDS FOREST WATERSHED PROTECTION Protecting mauka forest areas remains top priority for DLNR  HONOLULU –The state budget bill, signed into law on June 18 by Gov. Neil Abercrombie, significantly increases ...
Read More 06/20/13 – State Budget Funds Forest Watershed Protection