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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard urges President to halt Dakota Access Pipeline

The impact of the Dakota Access Pipeline is clear. Energy Transfer Partners, the company constructing the Dakota Pipeline, has a history of serious pipeline explosions, which have caused injury, death, and significant property damage in the past decade. The future operator of the planned pipeline, Sunoco Logistics, has had over 200 environmentally damaging oil spills […]

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Dying Ohia Trees from Rapid Ohia Death (ROD). Photo courtesy of DLNR.

Rapid Ohia Death Summit held on Oahu, calls for $10M in funding

The fungal disease has devastated more than 50,000 acres of native ʻōhiʻa, one of Hawaii’i’s most prized and culturally important forest trees.

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Volcano Watch: Seabirds struggle for survival on Mauna Loa

High on the slopes of Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano on Earth, a unique Hawaiian seabird struggles for survival.

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Kohala Aina Festival coming up Saturday (Nov 12)

7th Annual Kohala Aina Festival Where: Inhabit Farms, 53-4125 Pratt Rd., Kapa’au HI 96755 When: Saturday, November 12, 2016 1:00 – 10:00 pm (gates open 12:30 pm) Details: Kohala ‘Aina Festival is an annual benefit concert and celebration of local harvest, small farmers, and the vibrant movement for island-wide food sovereignty. Held each year at […]

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New 5-mile cat-proof fence protects endangered species from feral cats on Mauna Loa

Work is complete on what could be the largest cat-proof fence in the United States, designed to protect the federally endangered ‘ua‘u, or Hawaiian petrel, from the birds’ primary threat: feral cats.

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A herd of wild sheep grazes at sunset on the old pahoehoe lava flats alongside the Saddle Road at Puu Huluhulu near Mauna Kea access road. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

DLNR to conduct feral sheep control in October, November and December

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) will conduct animal control activities specifically for trapping mouflon/feral sheep hybrids; staff hunting, and/or aerial shooting from helicopters for feral goats, feral sheep, mouflon and mouflon/feral sheep hybrids within palila critical habitat in the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve (Unit A), Mauna […]

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Informational meeting in Kona for manta ray viewing rules Saturday (Sept 24)

A public information meeting will be held this Saturday to discuss new, proposed rules for the Makako Bay and Keauhou manta ray viewing sites in Kona. The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Boating and Ocean Recreation Division (DOBOR) has scheduled the meeting on September 24, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at […]

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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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