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The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is closing state forest and park areas on the islands of Hawaii and Maui, in anticipation of the effects of Hurricane Madeline.
 
DLNR is asking for the public’s cooperation with this announcement of area closures as the storm approaches.  Additional closures may follow over the week, and updates will be provided to news media and on the department’s website.

DLNR to close areas for arrival of Hurricane Madeline

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is closing state forest and park areas on the islands of Hawaii and Maui, in anticipation of the effects of Hurricane Madeline. DLNR is asking for the public’s cooperation with this announcement of area closures as the storm approaches. Additional closures may follow over the week, and […]

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Feds provide $497,000 additional funds for Rapid Ohia Death response and treatment

The State of Hawaiʻi applauded the announcement by the U.S. Department of Interior and Senator Brian Schatz of $497,000 in federal funding to help combat Rapid ‘Ōhiʻa Death, the fungal disease that is killing tens of thousands of acres of native forest on Hawaiʻi Island.

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President Obama expands the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Friday (Aug 26), President Obama expanded the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii to encompass more than half a million square miles — making it the world’s largest marine protected area.

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Gov. Ige urges President Obama to expand Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument

“I am writing to convey my support for the expansion of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument as proposed by Senator Schatz in his June 16, 2016 letter.”

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Alternative sentencing authorized for aquatic violations

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. David Ige has signed Senate Bill 2453 authorizing alternative sentencing for aquatic violations. The new law provides clear legal authority to judges, allowing them to more effectively tailor sentences when aquatics statutes are violated. The bill covers most regulations under the jurisdiction of the DLNR’s Division of Aquatic Resources, including most fisheries […]

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Volcano Watch: Beyond volcanoes and earthquakes: USGS scientists study mosquito ecology on Hawai‘i Island

U.S. Geological Survey ecologists in Hawaii are studying the ecology of mosquito-borne disease in native birds, trying to understand how climate change might alter that disease system, and how we can reduce disease transmission.

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Retired judge Amano selected as hearings officer for Mauna Kea contested case

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) announced today that retired Hawaii island circuit court judge Riki May Amano (Ret.) has been selected as the hearings officer to conduct the Mauna Kea contested case hearing relating to the application for the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope. DLNR Chairperson Suzanne Case issued a minute […]

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The Muliwai Trail can be seen zig-zagging up the Western wall of Waipio Valley where it leads to Waimanu Valley. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Mauliwai Trail and Waimanu Valley campgrounds reopen

The DLNR reopened the Muliwai hiking trail and the campground in Waimanu Valley following the reopening of the Waipio valley access road. The reopening is due to an extended period of no new reported cases of dengue fever in Waipio residents.

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Volcano Watch: Kīlauea Volcano’s summit eruption in Halema‘uma‘u Crater reaches 8th anniversary

The ongoing eruption at Kīlauea Volcano’s summit began on March 19, 2008. Since that time, Island of Hawai‘i residents have had to cope with the challenges of increased vog and its effects.

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The County of Hawaii Department of Environmental Management announces that the Puuanahulu Landfill in West Hawaii will be closed for the remainder of Thursday (March 10), due to heavy smoke from a smoldering fire at the green waste processing site. The fire is under control and will be monitored through the night. Puuanahulu Landfill is expected to reopen tomorrow at the regular time.

Puuanahulu Landfill in West Hawaii closed due to greenwaste fire

The County of Hawaii Department of Environmental Management announces that the Puuanahulu Landfill in West Hawaii will be closed for the remainder of Thursday (March 10), due to heavy smoke from a smoldering fire at the green waste processing site. The fire is under control and will be monitored through the night. Puuanahulu Landfill is […]

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DOCARE names new isle branch chief

MEDIA RELEASE The officer who has been acting as DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE), Hawaii Branch Chief for the past year and a half has been appointed permanently to the position. DOCARE Chief Thomas Friel said, “It is my honor and privilege to announce the selection of Lino Kamakau as DOCARE’s Hawaii […]

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Kuamoo battlefield, burial grounds protected

MEDIA RELEASE Aloha Kuamoo Aina (AKA) and The Trust for Public Land have announced they successfully acquired the ancient Kuamoo battlefield and burial grounds on Hawaii Island south of Kona, 47 acres of makai land that is rich in history, cultural treasures, burial sites, and a portion of the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail. Keola […]

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