Forestry & Wildlife

DLNR firefighters brought in a private 5000 gallon water tender from Waimea to assist in fire control operations, which are now expected to go through Tuesday Oct. 8 There are 21 Division of Forestry and Wildlife staff on scene.

Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) firefighters today had the fire 100% percent contained at approximately 1 acre. Mop up work will continue this weekend.

Special access will be granted to one hunter group per Saturday beginning Nov. 16, 2013, and running through the end of March 2014. Hunters will be selected through a random lottery drawing to be held on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at the East Hawai‘i DOFAW office at 19 E. Kawili St., in Hilo.

10/01/13 – Kalalau Trail Reopens

Posted on Oct 1, 2013 in Trail

A brown water advisory has being issued for the east-north east areas of the island of Kauai, including Hā'ena and Kē'ē Beach. As a health precaution, the public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water. If coastal waters are turbid and brown, stay out.

“This management plan is part of the DLNR’s goal to increase protection of Hawaii’s forested watersheds, and to protect and restore rare native Hawaiian animals and plants such as the ‘I‘iwi, the Mauna Loa Silversword and the ‘Alalâ,” said William J. Aila, Jr., BLNR Chairperson.

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.