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(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) – The plight of public beaches and twenty homes on dunes above, in the Paumalu ahupua‘a on the north shore of O‘ahu, has consumed Michael Cain and his staff.

(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 DLNR Engineering Division is partnering with the Department of Agriculture (HDOA) and Hawai‘i State Senator Lorraine Inouye to host a community meeting on the Upolu Well Improvements project in North Kohala on Hawai‘i Island.

(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) – With $2 million in State Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) funding approved, a project to drill a new Deep Monitor Well (DMW) in Waimea, on Hawai‘i Island is getting underway. 

(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.

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