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June 21, 2017

Technology Used in Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death Battle

With 75,000 acres of Hawai‘i island ʻōhiʻa forest now showing symptoms of Rapid ‘Ōhiʻa Death, crews are using an array of high technology to detect its spread.
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June 11, 2017

$15K Fine Imposed for Lava Tour Boat Violations

A $15,000 fine was assessed against Shane Turpin (dba Kohala Tours) for violations by the lava tour boat operator involving activity without a required permit
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May 25, 2017

Closed Season on Moi Begins June 1

The closed season helps sustain moi populations by protecting them during their critical summer spawning period.
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May 15, 2017

Latest Survey: Rapid Spread of ‘Ōhia Death on Hawai‘i Island

A new survey shows more than 48,000 acres identified in the July 2016, giving Hawai‘i island a potential Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death infestation of some 75,000 acres.
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March 04, 2017

Go Hunt, Hawaiʻi, New Resource for Hunters

On March 1, 2017, the Hunter Education Program launched a new website designed to improve the overall registration and certification experience for Hunters.
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February 27, 2017

Rescued Pueo Put to Sleep to Prevent Suffering

Biologists from the Division of Forestry and Wildlife decided to euthanize a Hawaiian short-eared owl that was rescued a month earlier from the Oʻahu.
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February 22, 2017

Injured Pueo Heads to Big Island for Rehab

Hawaiian Airlines cargo handlers—like anyone else who spotted it—might have thought a dog or a cat was in a carrier that arrived at Honolulu International Airport for shipping this morning. Inside this particular crate, however, was a pueo—a Hawaiian short-eared owl that made headlines across the state recently after a 7-year-old O‘ahu girl, her father and... Read more »
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January 26, 2017

Trio of Citizens Recognized for Rescuing Injured Pueo

Radiographs revealed fractured bones in the elbow. Authorities hope that the pueo will survive and regain full capability to survive back in the wild...
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December 21, 2016

Waiheʻe Ridge Trail Closure to Start in January

The 2.5 mile Waihe‘e ridge trail that climbs the windward slope of the west Maui mountains will be closed for approximately two months, starting in January.
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August 10, 2016

Polipoli, Kula Forest Reserve to Close Sept. 12-23

The Kula Forest Reserve, Walpoli Access Road, Kahananui Forest Reserve, and Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area will close from Sept. 12-23, 2016.
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June 06, 2016

“Boatload of Decision Makers” Reveals Plight of West Maui Reefs

A boatload of decision makers visited Maui waters to see firsthand how land-based pollutants and unsustainable fishing practices are killing coral reefs.
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May 26, 2016

Kiawe Removed at ʻĀhihi-Kīna‘u on Maui

First brought to the islands by sailors in 1828, kiawe competes for space with a one-two punch. The trees are being removed from the south shore at Ahihi Kinau
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March 27, 2013

DLNR Hearings Relating to Introduced Wildlife

The Maui meeting takes place on Monday, April 1st at 6 p.m. at the Lihikai Elementary School in Kahului. DLNR hosts a series of public hearings to discuss proposed amendments that prohibit and deter the transport and release of introduced wildlife.
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August 03, 2012

Public Meeting on New FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Map

The county is encouraging property owners to attend an information meeting on Aug. 13 that will cover the new FEMA flood insurance rate maps that become effective Sept 19, 2012.
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June 06, 2012

Federal Court Rules State Can Regulate Beach Weddings

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday upheld the State of Hawaii’s right to regulate commercial weddings on public beaches.
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