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Ige appoints DCCA, DOA, DHHL, leadership posts

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. David Ige has announced the appointment of numerous members of his Cabinet. “All of these appointees display a leadership style that will move Hawaii forward for the benefit of the public interest,” said Ige. “There is hard work to be done and together we will address the issues facing our state in […]

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Ama ama season closed December-March

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) reminds the fishing public that the season for ama ama (striped mullet) will be closed from Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, through Tuesday, March 31, 2015. “Ama ama are about to enter their peak spawning season, which increases their vulnerability to fishing pressure,” said William J. […]

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BLNR advances traditional fishpond permitting

MEDIA RELEASE The state Board of Land and Natural Resources has passed a Master Conservation District Use Permit (CDUP) aimed at facilitating the permitting required for activities associated with the protection and restoration of traditional Hawaiian fishponds across Hawaii. “This is a triumphant day for cultural practitioners and community organizations,” explained William J. Aila, Jr., […]

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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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State critical of TV show misrepresenting hunting

MEDIA RELEASE In response to The History Channel’s new series “American Jungle,” the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), as well as representatives of hunting, animal protection and film agencies in Hawaii, find the series’ depiction of hunting activities on the Island of Hawaii to be inaccurate, offensive, and in some cases, potentially illegal. […]

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Public hearings on commercial operation rule changes

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) will hold public hearings statewide to seek public comment on a set of rule amendments designed to bring parity to all Catamaran Registration Certificate holders and update and streamline commercial “use permit” fees, conditions and requirements for commercial […]

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DLNR proposes to restore, manage Puu Makaala watershed

MEDIA RELEASE The Board of Land and Natural Resources has approved a management plan for Puu Makaala Natural Area Reserve. The Land Board also approved Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) issuance of a finding of no significant impact for the final environmental assessment for the plan. “This management plan is part of the […]

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DLNR to study tiger shark movement

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Land and Natural Resources is initiating a study of tiger shark movements in island waters. “DLNR is paying close attention to the recent series of shark incidents statewide,” said William Aila, DLNR chairperson. “These appear to be random events involving sharks of different species and different sizes. There’s nothing […]

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Governor hosts ‘Cabinet in Your Community’ in Kona (Aug. 15)

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has invited the West Hawaii community to his first “Governor’s Cabinet in Your Community” event in Kona, where they will meet members of his Cabinet and share information vital to the Big Island. The event will include breakout sessions focused on areas of greatest importance to the people of West […]

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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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Boaters urged to report dead floating whales

MEDIA RELEASE Each year, approximately one to four sperm whale carcasses drift ashore in Hawaii, particularly in May and August. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) are asking boaters to notify authorities immediately if they see a dead whale […]

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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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Balancing protection, rec use at Kealakekua Bay

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of State Parks is taking the next step to restore additional public recreational access to the waters of Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park (KBSHP) after imposing a moratorium that began January 2, 2013 on all vessels entering the bay and all landing at Kaawaloa. Swimming […]

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Online survey focuses on Hawaiian sandalwood trees

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) is seeking public input regarding the status of, and recommendations on management priorities for the Hawaiian sandalwood species, iliahi. In order to capture this information, DOFAW has created an anonymous online survey focused on sandalwood and invites the public to […]

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