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September 09, 2020

3,433 Acres at Kamehamenui on Maui Acquired for Conservation

As the property has just been acquired, it is not yet open to public use.  Over the coming year, DOFAW will add the property to the Forest Reserve System and will initiate consultation with the community to develop a management plan for the area.
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August 30, 2020

Single Cat Results in the Death of Nine Endangered Native Seabird Chicks on Kaua‘i

A single, free-roaming cat killed at least nine endangered native Hawaiian seabird chicks over the course of three days on Kaua‘i. The native Hawaiian seabirds on Kaua‘i have no natural defenses against feral cats which have resulted in repeated fatalities to the endangered species.
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May 18, 2020

Kaua‘i Temporarily Adds Hunting Days for COVID-19 Response

“Some hunters have asked us to increase open hunting days to help them feed our community during the COVID-19 global pandemic,” said Sheri S. Mann, Kaua‘i Branch Manager for the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW). “With so many people out of work, free food drives happening and growing concerns about national meat shortages, many are interested in hunting during the middle of the week.”
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October 21, 2019

Moloka‘i’s James Espaniola Honored by Nature Conservancy

Espaniola is the second Moloka‘i resident to receive TNC’s Kāko‘o ‘Āina Award. Longtime cultural and environmental educator Penny Martin was honored in 2010.
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March 03, 2017

ʻAlalā Project Plans Further Releases After Bird Deaths

Members of The ‘Alalā Project say that the reintroduction of captive-raised birds without the benefit of experienced ‘Alalā already in the wild is challenging.
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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 23, 2017

Partial Closure: Kahakapao Recreational Area in Makawao

Kahakapao Recreational Area in Makawao will be undergoing construction and a partial closure to the vehicle parking areas from Feb. 27, 2017 to Sept. 24, 2017.
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December 28, 2016

Endangered ʻAlalā Brought Back into Protective Aviary After 3 Deaths

Although the birds had been observed doing well and eating from feeders placed in the area, three ‘Alalā, or Hawaiian crow, were found dead over the last week.
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January 19, 2011

Biologists Monitor Endangered Waterbirds at 250 Sites

More than 250 wetland sites were visited today as part of the bi annual waterbird survey, organized by the state Division of Forestry and Wildlife.
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February 12, 2010

45 Youth Work on Kanaha Pond Restoration

By Wendy Osher Forty-five Youth Conservation Corps members will participate in a day of service on Monday, February 15, 2010 to restore Maui’s Kanaha Pond in Kahului.  The group will work to remove invasive plants, plat native species, and remove a fence to improve accessibility for future restoration efforts. Kanaha Pond is a 234-acre wetland... Read more »
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August 14, 2009

DLNR, WILDLIFE PARTNERS TO SURVEY WATERBIRDS STATEWIDE

Dozens of wildlife biologists will visit Hawai’i’s wetlands on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 for the statewide bi-annual waterbird survey. Department of Land and Natural Resources’ (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife staff and volunteers will survey more than 250 wetland sites where waterbirds are known to gather — including marshes, reservoirs, golf course canals, prawn... Read more »
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June 22, 2009

DLNR CLOSES KULA RESERVE WEEKDAYS FOR ACCESS ROAD REPAIRS

The Department of Land and Natural Resources will close the Kula State Forest Reserve to public access on weekdays through Friday, July 3. The closure is the result of repairs and resurfacing including the replacement of a culvert to minimize heavy rainfall damage.  The road will reopen on weekends during this period. “We are implementing... Read more »
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January 19, 2009

DLNR, WILDLIFE PARTNERS TO SURVEY WATERBIRDS STATEWIDE

With notebooks and binoculars in hand dozens of wildlife biologists will take to Hawai`i’s wetlands on Wednesday, Jan. 21 for the statewide bi-annual waterbird surveys. Department of Land and Natural Resources’ (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife staff and volunteers will set out as early as 6 a.m. to survey more than 250 wetland sites... Read more »
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