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Five proposed changes, including four additions totaling roughly 8,100 acres and one withdrawal of about 2.7 acres, are being considered for the State Forest Reserve System (FRS), which is managed by the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW). The FRS represents the state’s largest public forest lands that provide a variety of benefits including ...
Read More Input sought on 2021 proposed additions and withdrawal to Forest Reserve System

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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KAHULUI --  A project to remove and trim hazardous trees within the Waihou Springs State Forest Reserve along the Olinda and Piiholo road corridor began yesterday and is anticipated to take between five to seven days between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.  There will be no road closures, however there may be temporary stoppage of vehicular traffic lasting no more than five minutes.

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release   NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR WILLIAM J. AILA JR, CHAIRPERSON For Immediate Release February 5, 2013   LATEST MONK SEAL DEATH INCREASES CONCERN OF FISHERY IMPACTS First Monk Seal Death of 2013 Could Have Been Prevented with Earlier Reporting HONOLULU — The Department of Land and Natural Resources ...
Read More 01/05/13 – Latest Monk Seal Death Increases Concern Of Fishery Impacts; First Monk Seal Death Of 2013 Could Have Been Prevented With Earlier Reporting