Share Your Voice: Give Input on Plans, Policies, & Meetings

Share Your Voice: Give Input on Plans, Policies, & Meetings

Comment Share Your Voice

Forestry & Wildlife encourages residents and forest users to share their thoughts and expertise with the division or other agencies related to our area of work. The table below provides information on currently available draft documents and surveys open for comment. You can jump lower on this page for information on how to attend a public meeting of a committee, commission, or council, or to send us a general comment.

Comment on Draft Plans, Policies, & Documents

The table below provides input opportunities currently open for draft documents, including draft management plans, administrative rules, compliance documents (e.g., draft Environmental Assessments or Impact Statements), or surveys.

Document / Webpage Document Type Address to submit comments Deadline

Proposed additions to the Forest Reserve System on the Island of Hawaiʻi

Public hearing

Attend a public hearing on 3/28/24, 5:30 pm at our Hilo office (19 E Kawili St), or submit comments by email (to [email protected]) or send by mail to: Division of Forestry and Wildlife Attn: Forestry Program Manager, 1151 Punchbowl St., #325, Honolulu, HI  96813. Comments must be postmarked no later than April 5. See our webpage for details.

April 5, 2024

Proposed changes to rules establishing forest stewardship

2024 Proposed Changes to Rules for Establishing Forest Stewardship

Draft administrative rule amendments

You can submit comments via our webpage, via email ([email protected]), or via mail to Division of Forestry and Wildlife Attn: Forest Stewardship Program, 1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 325, Honolulu, HI 96813. Comments must be received or postmarked no later than March 29, 2024. You can also attend and testify at a public hearing at 5:30pm, March 13, 2024. Click here for meeting details.

March 29, 2024
Puna trail surveyPuna Trail Survey Input Survey for Stakeholder Action Plan

Have you ever been on the Puna Trail? Take the survey below to share your manaʻo and help Nā Ala Hele as they develop a Stakeholder Action Plan.

An image of Christmas berry Early consultation opportunity for potential biocontrol projects targeting multiple invasive species Online at: None
An image of a laptop viewing a website Informal website function & design survey Online at: None

Users may want to explore our current administrative rules, or find more compliance documents at the website of the Environmental Review Program (formerly known as the Office of Environmental Quality Control) at the State Planning Office. If you don’t see something you are looking for, check out our announcements page or contact us.

Attend a Public Meeting of a Committee, Commission, or Council

Forestry & Wildlife manages committees, commissions, and councils related to our work. These groups hold meetings where input can be provided. Meetings of groups subject to Sunshine Law are posted ahead of time on the State Calendar. For meetings documents, visit the respective pages for the following committees, commissions, or councils.

You can find additional boards and commissions on the DLNR website.

A meeting of the Hawaiʻi Invasive Species Council

A public meeting of the Hawaiʻi Invasive Species Council


Send us a general comment or contact us directly

You can send us a note through the general form below. The form below will send your comment to our outreach staff. If you’d rather contact us directly, check our Contact Us page for phone and fax numbers, email addresses, directions to offices, and hotline numbers.

Note that this box is for general comments. If you want to comment on a specific management plan, draft rule, or other documents, that information is in the table above. 

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