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Hawaiian forest trees evolved to collect moisture from clouds touching their leaves, condensing and dripping water down to the soil even on days without rain. On the leeward slopes of Haleakalā, mesic forests of koa and ʻōhiʻa once grew at the same elevations where clouds banked against and around the mountain each day, encircling it ...
Read More Video Story: Rebuilding the Mauna Lei of Haleakalā

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE  CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release: November 15, 2019 COMMUNITY INPUT SOUGHT FOR NEW HELEMANO WILDERNESS AREA PLAN (Honolulu) – Last year, the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) acquired more than 2,800 acres of forest land and former agricultural ...
Read More Community Input Sought For New Helemano Wilderness Area Plan

The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), in partnership with the Division of State Parks, has completed a Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) for the Kawainui-Hāmākua Master Plan Project. This Final EIS has been placed on the October 25, 2019 agenda of the State Board of Land and ...
Read More Kawainui-Hāmākua Master Plan Project: Final Environmental Impact Statement Available

The next Forest Stewardship Advisory Committee meeting will be held: October 4, 2019 ( site visit 9:30am; meeting portion 10:30am) Amy Greenwell Botanical Garden Conference Room 82-6160 Hawaii Belt Rd Captain Cook, HI 96704 Please see the agenda for further information. 

JOINT NEWS RELEASE ADDITIONAL ‘ALALĀ RELEASED INTO NATURAL AREA RESERVE ON HAWAI‘I ISLAND Two Years Later, Reintroduction Efforts Continue for Hawai‘i’s Native Crow   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 23, 2019 (Hilo)-This September, seven additional ʻAlalā were released into the Puʻu Makaʻala Natural Area Reserve (NAR) on the windward slopes of Mauna Loa. This release is ...
Read More Additional ‘Alalā Released into Natural Area Reserve on Hawaiʻi Island

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE  CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release: July 19, 2019 APPLY NOW FOR CONSERVATION ACQUISITION ASSISTANCE FROM HAWAI‘I FOREST LEGACY PROGRAMS (Honolulu) – Are you a private landowner interested in protecting and managing your forest lands and leaving a long-term legacy for ...
Read More Apply Now for Conservation Acquisition Assistance From Hawai’i Forest Legacy Programs

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE  CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release: May 6, 2019 STATE LAND BOARD APPROVES $4.5 MILLION IN LAND CONSERVATION GRANTS (Honolulu) – Kohala lands within the Kula Iwi (homeland) of Kamehameha the Great on Hawai‘i island; stunningly beautiful coastal pasture in Hāna, ...
Read More STATE LAND BOARD APPROVES .5 MILLION IN LAND CONSERVATION GRANTS

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE  CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release: April 26, 2019 DLNR TO HOST COMMUNITY MEETING ON THE DRAFT TANTALUS-ROUND TOP DRIVE CORRIDOR MANAGEMENT PLAN (Honolulu)-The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) has scheduled an open meeting to discuss the recently issued ...
Read More DLNR to Host Community Meeting on the Draft Tantalus-Round Top Drive Corridor Management Plan

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE  CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release: April 10, 2019 REVIEW AND COMMENT ON THE DRAFT TANTALUS-ROUND TOP DRIVE CORRIDOR MANAGEMENT PLAN   (Honolulu) – The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), in partnership with local ...
Read More Review and Comment On the Draft Tantalus-Round Top Drive Corridor Management Plan

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE  CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release: February 15, 2019 RECOGNITION FOR INVASIVE SPECIES ‘MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS’ Governor Proclaims Hawai‘i Invasive Species Month (Honolulu) – During a ceremony today at the Hawai‘i State Capitol, Governor David Ige proclaimed February as Hawai‘i Invasive ...
Read More Recognition for Invasive Species ‘Most Valuable Players’