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April 26, 2020

Hawai‘i Supreme Court to Video Conference Oral Arguments for Maui Holdover Water Permit Case

The Hawai‘i Supreme Court will use video conferencing to conduct its May 5 oral argument. This is the first time a supreme court oral argument will be held via video conference, with the five justices and the parties’ attorneys participating from separate locations.
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October 20, 2019

Hui o Nā Wai ‘Ehā Calls for End of ‘Plantation Politics’

During an impassioned press conference in Wailuku earlier today, members of Hui o Nā Wai ʻEhā expressed their stance on the status of their contested case for water rights.
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August 07, 2019

Nominations Sought for Board of Land and Natural Resources

The governor is seeking BLNR applicants with "balanced and inclusive perspectives," who are committed to the conservation and protection and sustainable use of Hawaiʻi’s natural and cultural resources.
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July 09, 2018

New Law Aims to Preserve and Create Affordable Housing on Maui

The new law enables the state’s land board to preserve the affordable rentals at the Front St Apartments and appropriates funds to expedite the development of units at the Keawe St Apartments.
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December 13, 2017

AG Chin Issues Opinion on Hawai‘i Shoreline Migration

The opinion states that BLNR should charge former owners fair market value in return for an easement interest in the land.
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July 28, 2017

TMT Oral Arguments Set

Oral arguments will be heard on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 in Hilo, in the Contested Case Hearing for the Thirty Meter Telescope, or "TMT" atop Mauna Kea
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July 24, 2017

Maui Waterman Plans to Appeal Fishing Case to Environmental Court

Waterman Malama Chun filed a petition challenging the practice of issuing licenses to foreign fisherman who have been refused permission to land in Hawai'i
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December 08, 2016

East Maui Water Rights: Holdover Permits Up for Renewal

East Maui water rights will be one of the issues up for discussion at tomorrow’s Board of Land and Natural Resources meeting, scheduled to start at 9 a.m. at the Kalanimoku Building in Honolulu.
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August 09, 2016

Samuel Gon III Appointed to Board of Land and Natural Resources

The appointment of Samuel M. Gon III to the Board of Land and Natural Resources follows the departure of Ulalia Woodside, and is subject to Senate confirmation
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April 15, 2016

A&B Starts Environmental Review at East Maui Streams

The review is in support of A&B’s application for a lease of water from the license areas of Honomanū, Keʻanae, Huelo and Nāhiku.
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March 29, 2013

Gomes Nominated to Board of Land and Natural Resources

James Gomes is being appointed to a four year term that is scheduled to take effect on July 1st, pending state Senate confirmation.
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March 10, 2010

Funding Considered for Kahikinui Watershed Protection and Haleakala Koa Forest Restoration

By Wendy Osher The state will consider the expenditure of more than $1 million in federal funds for six landowner incentive program projects across Hawaii.  Nearly half of the funding would go to Tri-Isle Resource Conservation & Development Inc. for watershed forest protection at Kahikinui, Maui.  The allocation would be used to protect an estimated... Read more »
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January 05, 2010

First Phase Of Reef Damage Investigation At Keawekapu To Cost $44,000

By Wendy Osher The first phase of an investigation into reef damage in South Maui is estimated to cost upwards of $44,000.  The Reimbursable Agreement between the state Board of Land and Natural Resources and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service calls for an investigation into a mishap last month at the Keawakapu artificial reef... Read more »
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September 24, 2009

‘Ilio Point Propopsed as Natural Area Reserve

The state is proposing the designation of 261 acres of land at Ilio Point on Molokai as a Natural Area Reserve.  The recommendation is meant to provide increased protection and heightened management for 23 native plants species, and rare species of seabirds and marine mammals. The state is also requesting similar designation for 5,975 acres... Read more »
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July 20, 2009

Maui Trails Considered For Na Ala Hele Program

The state is seeking approval to include Maui's Ohai and Kahakapao Loop Trails into its list of inventory as part of the island's Na Ala Hele Trail and Access program.
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