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Capitol Connection February 2016

Posted on Jan 31, 2016 in Main

LIHU‘E, KAUA‘I —  The latest step in the state’s ongoing efforts to restore the Pu‘u Ka Pele Forest Reserve on Kaua‘i is to protect the newly out-planted koa trees within the previously burned and logged area, by carrying out an animal control hunt within a designated portion of the forest reserve.  This animal control will ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: DLNR Holds Public Meeting February 5 on Koke‘e Animal Control within Pu‘u Ka Pele Fire Reforestation Project

HONOLULU — Applications for a vacant position on the State Commission on Water Resource Management are now being accepted for a new term that will begin July 1, 2016 and run for four (4) years, expiring on June 30, 2020.  Applications and resumes should be postmarked no later than Friday, February 26, 2016. The State ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Applications Invited for One Seat on State Commission on Water Resource Management

Ellison Onizuka Day

Posted on Jan 29, 2016 in Proclamations

Follow-up Ground Surveys Planned (HILO) – Recent aerial surveys of 810,000 acres of Hawaii Island forests showed that a fungal infestation of ohia trees is much greater than earlier thought.  Using a helicopter and specialized survey equipment, surveyors from a collaboration of state, county and federal agencies flew  January 11 – 15, 2016.  Satellite imagery ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Aerial Survey of Big Island Forests Shows Rapid Ohia Death Spread

KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) has opened a new boating office at the Kailua Pier, in Kailua-Kona.  DOBOR staff based in this office will manage the day-by-day operation of the Kailua Pier and provide support services for recreational boaters. Office hours are ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation Opens Office on Kailua-Kona Pier

KAILUA-KONA  —  The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will hold a combined public information meeting and formal public rulemaking hearing in West Hawai‘i to amend Hawaii Administrative Rules (“HAR”) Title 13, chapter 60.4, to establish the Ka‘ūpūlehu Marine Reserve. The public meeting and hearing will be held at the Kealakehe High School Cafeteria, ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: DLNR to Hold Public Meeting and Hearing for Proposed Rule Amendments for West Hawai‘i Regional Fishery Management Area

HILO — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife is holding a public hearing to provide the public the opportunity to present comments on proposed changes to government forest reserve lands on the island of Hawaiʻi. The hearing will start at 5:30 pm on Friday, February 12, 2016, at ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: DLNR Holds Public Hearing for Proposed Changes Affecting Government Forest Reserve Lands on the Island of Hawai‘i

State Reacts to NOAA Decision (HONOLULU) – NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) has informed the State of Hawaii of its decision to continue the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary as it was first designated by Congress – as a sanctuary to protect humpback whales and their habitat. Each winter, Hawaiian waters ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Sanctuary to Remain Focused on Humpback Whales

It is with much sadness that I learned of Senator Kahele’s passing. He was a dedicated public servant who spent the last few years working for the good of his beloved community at the Hawai‘i State Legislature. He was a respected and influential leader both in the legislature and in his hometown community of Hilo. ...
Read More Governor David Ige’s statement on the passing of Sen. Gilbert Kahele

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