OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — State seeking nominations for Board of Land and Natural Resources

Posted on Aug 7, 2019 in Latest News, Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige is recruiting qualified and dedicated people who are interested in serving on the State Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR).

The governor is seeking applicants with balanced and inclusive perspectives, committed to the conservation and protection and sustainable use of Hawai‘i’s natural and cultural resources that are the public trust responsibilities of the DLNR.

The Department of Land and Natural Resources manages public lands under its jurisdiction, forestry and wildlife, aquatic resources, state parks, boating and ocean recreation, historic preservation, and conservation and coastal lands.

These are volunteer board positions that require attendance at BLNR meetings on O‘ahu twice a month and more often as needed.

BLNR members are nominated and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, appointed by the governor, for a term of four years.  At twice monthly meetings the BLNR reviews and takes action on departmental submittals, including land leases and conservation district use applications.

Nominees are required to provide publicly viewable financial disclosure information prior to appointment to the BLNR.  For further information about the responsibilities of a BLNR member, please refer to Hawai‘i Revised Statutes (HRS) Chapter 171-4.  For more information and to submit nominations please visit: http://boards.hawaii.gov/

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Media Contact:

Dan Dennison

Senior Communications Manager

Department of Land & Natural Resources

(808) 587-0396

[email protected]

 

Jodi Leong

Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0043

Mobile: 808-798-3929

[email protected]

 

Cindy McMillan

Communications Director

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0012

Mobile: 808-265-7974

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