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Coastal lands at Hāna, Maui. Photo courtesy of DLNR

State land board approves $4.5M in land conservation grants

Kohala lands within the Kula Iwi (homeland) of Kamehameha the Great on Hawai‘i island; stunningly beautiful coastal pasture in Hāna, Maui; restored access to a Hawaiian fishpond on Kaua‘i’s north shore; and two tracts of high-quality O‘ahu forest can now be protected for public benefit with the help of grant funding from the State Legacy […]

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

Fighting Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death is a top priority

MEDIA RELEASE Ohia Love Fest Media Clips, 10-21-18 from Hawaii DLNR on Vimeo. Joining Forces with Land Managers & Scientists in the Battle (Honolulu) – While the complete data is still being analyzed, aerial surveys of Hawai‘i Island, Kaua‘i, and parts of  east Maui earlier this year covered 1,081,000 acres of ʻōhiʻa forest being potentially impacted […]

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DLNR launches ‘Mālama Hawai‘i’ campaign

MEDIA RELEASE Malama Hawaii-Overview from Hawaii DLNR on Vimeo. (Honolulu) – In the coming days and months it’s going to be hard to avoid the phrase, “Mālama Hawai‘i,” when flying, staying in a hotel room, watching TV or enjoying the outdoors throughout the Hawaiian Islands. DLNR and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) have partnered to […]

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Damage survey on Crater Rim Drive. NPS Photo by Jessica Ferracane.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park recaps repair work ahead the anniversary of Kīlauea caldera’s summit collapse

As the anniversary of the 2018 Kīlauea eruption nears, staff at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continue efforts to repair and reopen trails, roads and more.

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Sediment runoff enters Pelekāne Bay following a wildfire and flash flooding in 2015. Overgrazing by feral ungulates and cattle are the most significant contributors to erosion, which can be exacerbated by heavy rainfall and wildfires. Photo courtesy Andrew Richard Hara.

Efforts underway to improve Pelekāne Bay water quality

The primary purpose of the project is to protect and improve the quality of water resources and reduce pollution flowing into Pelekāne Bay

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The causes of Rapid Ohia Death. USGS image

Keeping hooved animals out of Ohia forests reduces the spread of Rapid Ohia Death

Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death, or ROD for short, enters trees through wounds to its bark.

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‘Game of Extremes’ climate change workshop in Hilo Wednesday (April 3)

Join the County of Hawaiʻi for a “Game of Extremes”! This workshop will be a fun way to learn about climate change, its impacts, and how we can adapt. Faced with climate impacts on a fictional community, participants will decide how to make community assets most resilient.

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DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) Academy Graduates on November 29, 2018. Photo courtesy DLNR

DLNR opens recruitment for DOCARE Officers

The DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) is beginning recruitment for Conservation & Resources Enforcement Officer (I) positions to fill vacancies across the state.

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Draft EIS meeting on proposed Kealakehe Wastewater Plant upgrade Monday (March 25)

Public Information Meeting and Open House for Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the Proposed Kealakehe Wastewater Treatment Plant R-1 Upgrade Project

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Hawaii Electric Light opens fifth EV fast charger on Hawai‘i Island

MEDIA RELEASE PHOTO (L-R): General Manager Connie Koi (Punalu‘u Bake Shop), President Sharon Suzuki (Maui County and Hawai‘i Island Utilities), Gary Miller (Big Island Electric Vehicle Association), Paula Miller (BIEVA), Sen. Russell Ruderman, Emily Ebert (BIEVA), Thomas Kraft (BIEVA), Karen Chaves (Isemoto Contracting Co.), Hawai‘i County Council Chairman Aaron Chung. HILO, Mar. 18, 2019 – Hawai‘i Electric […]

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Used motor oil collection site at South Point U-Cart temporarily closed

The used motor oil collection site at South Point U-Cart is temporarily closed March 12, 2019 – May 15, 2019, due to ongoing issues with the used motor oil containment unit being contaminated with water, rubbish and other unacceptable materials. As a reminder to the public below is a list of acceptable materials:

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Oahu forum on invasive species and biosecurity in Hawaii

MEDIA RELEASE New Tools & Opportunities For Public Participation (Honolulu) – As an island state, Hawai‘i is uniquely impacted by the threat of invasive species. Our endemic species and distinctive ecosystems evolved over millions of years in isolation from the rest of the world’s biota, creating a delicate balance that continues to be at risk […]

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Mauna Kea summit snow as seen over Hilo Bayfront. Saturday morning (Dec 11). Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Mauna Kea skiing/boarding incident investigation finds no damage, reaffirms need for management rules

There was no legal recourse to penalize the individuals because no laws were broken. UH is in the process of developing administrative rules, an essential resource management tool that would address these types of situations. UH is currently seeking public comment on the latest draft.

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An abandoned vehicle in Keaau. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

County announces short-term vehicle disposal assistance program

The County of Hawaiʻi Department of Environmental Management Derelict/Abandoned Vehicle Section is initiating a short‐term program in March 2019 that is designed to assist County residents with the disposal of unwanted vehicles.

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