Hawai‘i Island Announcements

Hawai‘i Island Announcements

At DOFAW we want to make sure we are keeping in touch with the community and providing necessary information in a way that is easy for you. Depending on the scope of an announcement, you might find it in a few places:

  • Island announcements: Updates specific to your local branch of DOFAW (Kaua‘i, O‘ahu, Maui Nui, Hawai‘i Island) can be found here on your announcements page. The posts below are in addition to, not in place, of those department-wide or division-wide announcements, and are usually created by on-branch staff specifically for your community.
  • DOFAW statewide announcements: Check here for announcements related to more than one branch, or to all branches in the division.
  • DLNR Newsroom: This page provides the official news releases for DLNR, including DOFAW but for other divisions of DLNR as well.

Hawaiʻi Island Announcements:

Kapāpala Koa Canoe Management Area

Share your voice: Input Sought for Hawaiʻi’s Kapāpala Koa Canoe Management Area

Explore the online platform, read the draft plan, and comment by June 7

Wēkiu Bug surveys show more than seven-fold population increase

The Center for Maunakea Stewardship (CMS, formerly known as the Office of Maunakea Management) sets a variety of trap types at more than 100 sites every year to monitor the abundance, distribution, and demography of… Read More »

Two new wild populations of Clermontia peleana subsp. peleana discovered

In the early 1900ʻs botanist Joseph Rock found a unique plant in the bellflower family near the summit of Kīlauea Volcano, in present-day Olaʻa Forest Reserve. He described and named it Clermontia peleana subsp. peleana,… Read More »