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Investigators, prosecutors, archaeologists obtain CSI experience

MEDIA RELEASE Anyone driving by an open field on the edge of downtown Hilo recently may have spotted several dozen people gathered around holes marked with yellow flags. This was the field exercise for an Archaeological Violation Class sponsored by the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD). Combining two […]

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Downer named administrator for State Historic Preservation Division

MEDIA RELEASE DLNR Chairperson William J. Aila, Jr. has announced the appointment of Alan S. Downer as administrator of the State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD). “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Alan Downer to the post of SHPD administrator,” Aila said, “With extensive experience as director for one of the nation’s largest historic […]

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DLNR announces appointment of interim SHPD administrator

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources has announced the appointment of Nicki Ann Thompson as acting administrator for the State Historic Preservation Division through Sept. 30, 2013. Thompson has been registrar for the Bureau of Conveyances since 2008 and has 25 years of experience in real estate and state laws and administration. […]

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DLNR announces resignation of SHPD administrator

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources has announced the resignation of State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) administrator Pua Aiu. The announcement follows the release last Thursday of a report by the National Parks Service that was critical of the division’s efforts under a two-year corrective action plan to address operational problems that […]

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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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SHPD continues in meeting federal compliance

MEDIA RELEASE In its latest report to the National Park Service (NPS), the State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) noted it is on track in meeting the NPS Corrective Action Plan (CAP). The NPS has oversight of SHPD under the National Historic Preservation Act. In March 2010, SHPD was placed on High Alert Status and issued […]

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State Historic Preservation five-year plan ready for public review

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) has posted a draft copy of the October 2012 to October 2017 State Historic Preservation Plan to provide opportunity for public review and input. “The 2012-2017 plan, when finalized, will help set priorities for the State Historic Preservation Division and […]

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Input sought for 5-year historic preservation plan

Input sought for 5-year historic preservation plan

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) has scheduled community meetings statewide in May to provide opportunity for public input on the development of the 2012-2017 State Historic Preservation Plan. “Historic sites are tangible evidence of a colorful, rich heritage and provide the community with a sense […]

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Update on progress of State Historic Preservation Division

Update on progress of State Historic Preservation Division

MEDIA RELEASE The Senate Committees on Water Land and Housing and Hawaiian Affairs held a joint informational briefing Nov. 1 with their House counterparts to receive an update on the State Historic Preservation Division’s (SHPD) progress in meeting requirements issued by the National Park Service in 2010, in order to maintain future federal funding for […]

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DLNR initiates changes to Historic Preservation Division

DLNR initiates changes to Historic Preservation Division

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) took action to improve operations at its State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) and ensure federal compliance. The Department awarded a contract to Solutions Pacific, LLC to implement recommendations of the National Park Service’s Corrective Action Plan. In March 2010, the National Park Service (NPS) issued […]

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