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HONOLULU — The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) is seeking comments on a Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) in connection with a proposed Habitat Conservation Plan and Incidental Take License (ITL) for game management at Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Forest Reserve and Pu‘u Anahulu Game Management Area. Division of Forestry and ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Comment Period Open for DLNR Draft Environmental Assessment for the Habitat Conservation Plan for Game Management at Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a and Pu‘u Anahulu, Nāpu‘u Conservation Project

Phase Three of Restoration & Reforestation Project (LIHUE) – For the last few weeks a large excavator has been digging hole after hole on the steep slopes of state forest reserves in the Kokee area of Kauai.  Some 3,000 acres of land were scorched during a series of wildfires there during the summer of 2012.  ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: 20,000 Koa Seedlings Planted to Restore Burned Forest on Kauai

MEDIA ADVISORY What: News conference: Update on county/state response to the current Dengue Fever outbreak Who: Governor David Ige Hawai‘i Island Mayor Billy Kenoi Vern Miyagi, Administrator, Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency Darryl Oliveira, Hawaii Civil Defense Administrator/Incident Commander When: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. Where: State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Conference Room We ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE MEDIA ADVISORY: Update on County/State Response to the Current Dengue Fever Outbreak

HONOLULU – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) announces its new Hawaii State Trade and Export Promotion — Export Readiness Program (HiSTEP-ERP), which will provide training programs to prepare Hawaii companies to begin or expand their export market development. This program is a component of DBEDT’s HiSTEP program funded in part through ...
Read More DBEDT NEWS RELEASE: DBEDT Announces New Export Training Program

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