Permits – collecting permits

Current Rules


Proposed Rules and Reasoning

[§13-104-21  Collecting permits.] §13-104-21  Collecting permits.

(a)  Persons wishing to collect forest [items] products [(e.g. ti leaves, bamboo)] for personal use and at no charge shall obtain a collecting permit authorizing the collection in a specific area.


Reasoning for proposed change: Examples of forest products have been removed from this provision, instead a new definition of forest product is proposed for inclusion in HAR §13-104-2, which better defines the types of products provided (see Definitions).

[(c)] (b) Each application for a collecting permit shall be considered on its own merits, including its potential effect on forest reserve resources and the public’s use and enjoyment of the forest reserve.


Reasoning for proposed change: DOFAW must consider all potential impacts and cumulative impacts to people and place when issuing collection permits, in order to sustain the natural resources and public benefits of the forest reserve system.   

(f) No more than one permit within a seven-day period may be issued to the same person or persons, group, organization, or association listed on the permit for collecting any of the same forest products.

Reasoning for proposed change: Any person wishing to collect forest products from a forest reserve for personal or cultural use are required to obtain a collection permit at no charge. Under a personal use collection permit, there is a limit on the volume of material that you can collect per person from the forest. There are instances where individuals will come in frequently (i.e. daily) for a personal use collection permit to harvest forest products such as maile, mokihana, bamboo shoots, and bamboo poles.  To ensure sustainable use of forest resources, a  seven day waiting period between permits is proposed.


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