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Seeking providers for two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service competitive grant programs: Wildland-Urban Interface and Landscape Scale Restoration Grants DOFAW is looking for other non-federal landowners, agencies and organizations interested in collaborating on joint projects across land ownership and management boundaries for both programs: WILDLAND URBAN INTERFACE GRANTS Funds to mitigate risk from ...
Read More FY 2021 Wildland-Urban Interface and Landscape Scale Restoration Grant Applications Open

During the COVID-19 outbreak, offices of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, will remain closed to the public. Because DOFAW’s programs are considered essential services, our staff continue to work in the field or remotely in order to continue serving the public. During this time, you can contact DOFAW via ...
Read More DOFAW Online Services & Office Closures During COVID-19 Emergency

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE  CHAIRPERSON FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 24, 2020 CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 2020 URBAN & COMMUNITY FORESTRY GRANTS Kaulunani Urban And Community Forestry Program opens call for their small Grants Program supporting up to $40,000 for urban and community forestry projects. (HAWAIʻI) ...
Read More CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 2020 URBAN & COMMUNITY FORESTRY GRANTS

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)  has created Prep Day to raise awareness of wildfire risk, to share information and knowledge, and to help residents make changes to improve the survival of their homes and neighborhoods. Make a difference The actions you take on Prep Day can make a difference in the survival of your home ...
Read More Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, Saturday May 2nd, 2020

The Aloha ʻĀina Moanalua curriculum is now available for schools wanting to explore the Moanalua ahupuaʻa. The grade 4 unit includes a Moanalua ahupuaʻa map, old photographs of the area, and lesson plans featuring moʻolelo (stories) of Moanalua. Register now; space is limited and open to other grade levels. PARTICIPATING TEACHERS WILL RECEIVE: A teacher’s ...
Read More Aloha ʻĀina Moanalua Curriculum Now Available

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

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

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