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Nominations Sought for Board of Land and Natural Resources

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Governor David Ige is recruiting qualified applicants to serve on the State Board of Land and Natural Resources.

The governor is seeking applicants with “balanced and inclusive perspectives,” who are committed to the conservation and protection and sustainable use of Hawaiʻi’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 Oʻahu 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, refer to Hawai‘i Revised Statutes (HRS) Chapter 171-4.  For more information and to submit nominations please visit:


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