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:

An image of Honuaʻula Forest Reserve

Input sought on Honuaʻula Forest Reserve Draft Management Plan

Explore the reserve, read the draft plan, and share your voice

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 »

An image of Puʻu Waʻawaʻa

Puʻu Waʻawaʻa Hunting Unit F closed Dec 11-12 due to storm damage

Puʻu Waʻawaʻa Game Bird Hunting Unit F closed due to storm damage

Nēnē breeding season is here

Nēnē breed, nest, molt, and fledge each year October through March. In the beginning of breeding season, nēnē will be paired and scouting for a nest site. They may be found in unusual places where… 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 »

Look out! Itʻs seabird fallout season

If you see a downed seabird, please call 808-974-4221. Young seabirds attempt their first flight out to sea over the period from September through December. These birds use moonlight as their primary navigation, but may… Read More »