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File photo by Wendy Osher.
Commercial Boating Operators Invited to Maui Hearing
October 15th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The hearings will focus on rule amendments to bring parity to all catamaran registration certificate holders; and streamline commercial use permit fees, and requirements for commercial operations in all state waters.


Maui fishpond photo by Wendy Osher.
DLNR Wants Fishpond Restoration Permits Streamlined
May 1st, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

DLNR is leading an effort to streamline permitting for the restoration and operation of traditional Hawaiian fishponds.


File photo courtesy HDOA.  Snake found in Nimitz area, Jan. 25, 2012.
DLNR Hearings Relating to Introduced Wildlife
March 27th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

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.


File photo courtesy: Bill Lewis via DLNR. Initial post Dec. 4, 2008.
Help Sought in Timely Reporting of Monk Seal Entanglements
October 5th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (2) · Maui News
 

The latest incident involved the death of the seal known to scientists as “RK54,” who was born last year at the Waikiki Aquarium.


File photo courtesy: Bill Lewis via DLNR. Initial post Dec. 4, 2008.
Latest Monk Seal Death Raises Reward to $40,000
April 30th, 2012 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

Another suspicious monk seal death was reported last week, involving a three-year old male monk seal found dead on a northeast Kaua‘i beach on Sunday, April 22. It is the latest in a series of suspicious monk seal deaths that began in November 2011 on Molokai.


Haleakala, file photo.
DLNR Teacher Institute Offered on Maui
April 5th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources will offer a new program for pre-service and in-service teachers on Maui in June. The teacher institute program, run by the department’s Division of Forestry and Wildlife, is intended for teachers and educators of grades K through 6.


Kula Forest Reserve.  File photo by Wendy Osher.
BRIEF: Polipoli Remains Closed Following Storm
March 12th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Maui’s Polipoli Springs State Recreation Area on Maui remains closed following heavy rains last week. Road conditions at the Maui park remain hazardous since the facility was closed on Friday.


Encroaching vegetation on Kahala beach, photo courtesy state Department of Land and Natural Resources.
State Enforces Beach Encroachment Violations
December 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

DLNR: At times when the tide is high, people have to walk into the water instead of along the sand because of the overgrown shrubs.


DLNR Chair William J. Aila Jr.  Photo by Wendy Osher.
Closed Season on ‘Ama ‘Ama Starts December 1, 2011
November 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The closed season on ‘ama‘ama begins on December 1st as the striped mullet enters the peak of their spawning season. The annual winter restrictions on catch is designed to help the fish reproduce successfully and protect the species from overfishing.


Ulu (breadfruit) grove in Hana, Maui.  Maui is home to one of the largest ulu groves in the state.  The tree is not currently included on the Big Trees list.  Photo by Wendy Osher.
Hawai’i Nominations Sought for Big Trees Competition
November 6th, 2011 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Tree species that qualify for nomination in Hawai’i include: wauke, Broussonetia papyrifera; niu, coconut, Cocos nucifera; hau, Hibiscus tiliaceus; mânele, Sapindus saponaria; and ‘a‘ali‘i, Dodonaea viscosa,


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