DLNR News Release-Applications Being Accepted for Kauai Na Ala Hele Advisory Council, Dec. 6, 2018

Posted on Dec 6, 2018 in Latest News

(Lihue) – The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) is inviting Kaua‘i residents to submit applications for positions on a community council to advise the Na Ala Hele Trails and Access Program.  Applications are being accepted now and can be mailed to:

Division of Forestry and Wildlife

3060 Eiwa St. Room 306

Lihue, HI  96766

Interested people can also pick up an application form at the DOFAW Office located at 3060 ‘Eiwa Street, room 306 in Lihu‘e.

The Na Ala Hele Advisory Council is made up of nine members representing different trail and access road user groups including hikers, hunters, bicyclists, equestrians, OHV users, cultural practitioners, fishers, conservationists, and adjacent land owners. Advisory councils provide a venue for constituent participation in program implementation.

Na Ala Hele was established in 1988 in response to concerns about the loss of public access to certain trails and the threat to historic trails from development. Na Ala Hele has become increasingly engaged in trail management and regulatory issues due to both public and commercial recreational activities and emerging legal issues.

There are approximately 118 trails and access roads in the statewide Na Ala Hele Trails and Access Program.

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Media Contact:

Dan Dennison

Senior Communications Manager

Hawaii Dept. of Land & Natural Resources

Communications Office

dlnr.comms@hawaii.gov

dan.w.dennison@hawaii.gov

 

(808) 587-0396 (Communications Office)

(808) 587-0407 (Direct Line)