DLNR News Release-Community Meeting On Recreational Opportunities For Public Use in the Honua’ula Forest Reserve, June 27, 2019

Posted on Jun 27, 2019 in Latest Department News

(Kailua-Kona) – In order to support a growing demand for recreational space in the North Kona District, the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) is conducting a civic use study to gauge community interest in recreational and subsistence uses, such as hiking, hunting, and gathering other forest resources in the Honua‘ula Forest Reserve. As part of the study, DOFAW has scheduled an open meeting to present and receive input on the Kailua-Kona community’s preferences and potential management strategies to support anticipated future increase in activity.

There will be a brief presentation, live polling to solicit real time community feedback, and an opportunity to ask DOFAW representatives questions regarding the proposed project. The meeting is scheduled at the following location and time:

Monday, July 15, 2019

6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

West Hawai‘i Civic Center, Council Chambers

74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Kailua, HI 96740

Any person requesting an auxiliary aid or service (i.e. large print materials, sign language interpreters) is asked to contact Kylee Wideman at 808-927-0412 or through the Telecommunications Relay Service at 711 by July 8, 2019.


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(All images/video courtesy: DLNR)


Honua’ala Forest Reserve: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1p8y77w4zuv9q6x/AAC55W2ij0M62JqWBixMu41Ta?dl=0


Media contact:

AJ McWhorter

Communications Specialist

Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources

[email protected]

808-587-0396 (Communications Office)