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On the southern slopes of Haleakalā, an area once used for livestock grazing has been gradually turning back into native forest. Though the boundaries of the Kahikinui Forest Reserve has changed considerably since its establishment in 1928, the overarching goal of forest restoration and management has endured. Now, the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife ...
Read More Kahikinui Forest Reserve Draft Management Plan: Explore, Read, & Give Your Input

The Department of Land and Natural Resources provided the following press release on March 15, 2021. The original post can be found at https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/blog/2021/03/15/nr21-053/   DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE  CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release: March 15, 2021 EXPANSION/ADDITION TO NATURAL AREA RESERVE SYSTEM ON ...
Read More Expansion/Addition to Natural Area Reserve System on Oʻahu

The State of Hawai‘i, Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife (Proposing Agency) is pleased to notify the public that the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed Kawainui-Hāmākua Master Plan project has been Accepted by the Governor of the State of Hawai‘i. The FEIS was prepared in accordance with ...
Read More Acceptance of Final Environmental Impact Statement for proposed Kawainui-Hāmākua Master Plan project

The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife announces the addition of peafowl to the list of legal game birds in Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a. Forest Reserve (Unit F) and Kapapala Cooperative Game Management Area (Unit J) for the island of Hawaii. The bag limit will be 1 peafowl per day for the ...
Read More Peafowl added to list of legal game birds in Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON   For Immediate News Release: September 29, 2020   JOIN THE KAULUNANI ADVISORY COUNCIL AND BECOME A LEADER IN URBAN AND COMMUNITY FORESTRY FOR HAWAI‘I (Honolulu) — Are you passionate about trees and their value for our well-being? Do ...
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Effective September 24 through October 31, 2020: Based on the latest guidance from the City and County of Honolulu and the State of Hawai‘i, trails, beaches, and sandbars on O‘ahu managed by the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife are no longer closed due to COVID-19, provided that the conditions below are followed. Trails may ...
Read More UPDATED COVID-19 CLOSURE INFO FOR DOFAW RESOURCES ON O’AHU, 9/23/20

The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), in partnership with the Division of State Parks (DSP), has completed the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed Kawainui-Hāmākua Master Plan project. This FEIS has been submitted to the Governor for Acceptance determination.   The FEIS was prepared in accordance ...
Read More Kawainui-Hāmākua Master Plan Final EIS Publication

The ‘āina of Hawai‘i has changed dramatically since the first Earth Day 50 years ago, and it changes with each generation.  For the 50th anniversary of International Earth Day, April 22nd, 2020, DLNR/DOFAW challenged Hawai‘i high school students to interview someone they know over the age of 50 about a place they both share, a ...
Read More Read the winning entries in our Wahi Pana essay contest!

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

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