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BIPC announces annual Lava Tube, Torch of Light awards

MEDIA RELEASE The Big Island Press Club awards its annual meritorious Torch of Light Award to state Sen. Lorraine Inouye and the Lava Tube dishonor award to Department of Land and Natural Resources Chairwoman Suzanne Case. The Torch of Light award is given to an individual who brightens the public’s right to know, while the […]

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USDA honor for DLNR forest conservation specialist

MEDIA RELEASE USDA’s prestigious Two Chiefs’ Award has been presented to M. Irene Sprecher of Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources. The Two Chiefs’ Award is a national award presented annually to recognize people and teams that work collaboratively to support conservation and forest stewardship. Award winners are selected by the Chiefs of the […]

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Amaama season closed December-March

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) reminds the fishing public that the season for amaama (striped mullet) will be closed from Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, through Monday, March 31, 2014. “Amaama are about to enter their peak spawning season, which increases their vulnerability to fishing pressure,” said William J. Aila, Jr., […]

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Hawaii Forest Legacy program looks for new projects

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is seeking new projects for its Hawai‘i Forest Legacy Program to protect important working forest lands from the threat of conversion to non-forest uses. The federal Forest Legacy Program, administrated through DLNR’s Division of Forestry and Wildlife, is accepting grant applications for conservation acquisition assistance […]

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State budget funds forest watershed protection

MEDIA RELEASE The state budget bill, signed into law on June 18 by Gov. Neil Abercrombie, significantly increases funding for forest protection in Hawaii. “The Department of Land and Natural Resources Watershed Initiative remains a top priority and will continue to move forward,” Gov. Abercrombie said. “Protecting our mauka forest areas, which contain native plants […]

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Legacy Land Conservation Program seeks applicants

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Legacy Land Conservation Program is seeking applicants for grants from the State Land Conservation Fund to support the protection, through acquisition, of lands having value as a resource to the state. The Legacy Land Conservation Program provides an annual source of funding for the acquisition […]

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Paving work at MacKenzie State Recreation Area (April 8-12)

MEDIA RELEASE From Monday, April 8 to Friday, April 12, the Department of Land and Natural Resources will close the entry road to MacKenzie State Park for road repairs and improvements. While the roadway will be closed to vehicular traffic, walk-in access will be provided to park users during this period. The roadway repairs are […]

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State to monitor archaeological preserves, easements

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources State Historic Preservation Division (DLNR-SHPD) has launched a pilot project that will help to ensure historic and cultural sites on Hawaii Island are being preserved for future generations. The project focuses on archaeological or non-burial cultural sites that were formally designated for preservation during the development […]

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State authorizes two kayak companies in Kealakekua Bay

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources has approved permits for the return of two commercial kayak tour companies at Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park as part of its multi-stage efforts to improve the management, quality and sustainability of this heavily visited and significant natural and cultural resource. “Our primary objective is to […]

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Visitors now paying to park at Hapuna Beach

A parking booth began collecting fees Monday, April 1 from visitors who arrive via private and commercial vehicles; fees begin at $5.

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EIS slated for whale sanctuary management plan

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, which is jointly managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the State of Hawaii through the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), is currently reviewing its management plan, as required by law. This periodic review began in 2010 with a series […]

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Meetings set on Keauhou Bay moorings (Jan. 7)

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) will hold two public information meetings Monday, Jan. 7, to discuss findings of its survey of Keauhou Bay moorings and locations, as well as other boating issues in West Hawaii. The survey was conducted by consultant firm Sea […]

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DLNR celebrates Christmas tradition to protect rare birds

MEDIA RELEASE A new Christmas tradition is taking place in remote forests above Hilo. Early in the morning, volunteers scan the trees, looking for jewels far more beautiful than any Christmas ornament. These volunteers are on a quest to find Hawaii’s rarest native birds. On Dec. 15, the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) […]

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New rules at Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources is taking action at Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park to improve the management, quality and sustainability of this heavily visited and significant natural and cultural resource by temporarily initiating a moratorium on the use of specific vessels in the water, starting Jan. 2, 2013. “DLNR recognizes […]

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