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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

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 2020 Wildland-Urban Interface and Landscape Scale Restoration Grant Applications Open

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: 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’

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE  CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release: February 15, 2019 RAPID RESPONSE UNDERWAY TO STOP TINY, INVASIVE INSECT First Detection on O‘ahu of Naio Tree Killer (Honolulu) – When Daniel Kapalikūokalani-Maile posted on Facebook last November that something was killing native naio ...
Read More Rapid Response Underway to Stop Tiny, Invasive Insect

(Honolulu) – Forests for Life, is a comprehensive, one-hour documentary that chronicles the life-giving importance of Hawai‘i’s native forests. Set to debut on KFVE-TV (K5) on Friday, January 18th at 7 p.m., the special, produced by the Hawai‘i Dept. of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), is the culmination of five years of taping and conducting interviews in stunning and remote parts of the state.

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