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DLNR accelerating forest protection to secure water supply

MEDIA RELEASE More than 140,000 acres of forest lands in Hawaii are now being managed to conserve Hawaii’s forests thanks to funding provided by Governor Abercrombie’s “The Rain Follows the Forest” Watershed Initiative. That number will increase to more than 480,000 acres by the time projects currently funded are completed. The administration’s goal, announced in […]

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Governor announces forest protection funding

MEDIA RELEASE In acknowledgement of Friday, Nov. 2 as Arbor Day in Hawaii, Gov. Neil Abercrombie said, “I want everyone to remember that trees and forests are what make life possible here in Hawaii, because they collect Hawaii’s water supply. Saving Hawaii’s forests means ensuring our water supply for future generations.” More than half of […]

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'The best time to start protecting our mauka watersheds was decades ago. The second best time is now.'

Abercrombie unveils plan to protect water sources

‘The best time to start protecting our mauka watersheds was decades ago. The second best time is now.’

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DLNR: fireworks and alcohol are not permitted in state parks, forest and harbors

DLNR: fireworks and alcohol are not permitted in state parks, forest and harbors

MEDIA RELEASE July 4 holiday safety reminders from DLNR: Fireworks, alcohol not permitted in state parks, forests and harbors Keep safe distances away from fireworks displays HONOLULU — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is reminding the public about safety prohibitions regarding July 4 celebrations statewide. “To protect both people and natural resources […]

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Partnership to protect native forest on Mauna Loa

MEDIA RELEASE HILO — The state Department of Land and Natural Resources will soon be adding a 1,336-acre parcel (Kukuau I) of forest land on the windward slopes of Mauna Loa into the state’s Forest Reserve System. The Hawaii Island Land Trust and private landowners completed this conservation acquisition in an effort to reduce forest […]

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