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August 12, 2010

DLNR to close Napali Coast State Park for rockfall mitigation at Kalalau Valley

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will close the Napali Coast State Wilderness Park on Kaua‘i’s north shore, from Hanakapi‘ai to Kalalau valley, from September 7 through October 31, 2010 for a multi-faceted improvement effort that includes a rockfall mitigation project above the Ho‘ole‘a waterfall and shoreline sea cave areas. The park will... Read more »
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July 12, 2010

Appeal filed in water decision over Na Wai Eha

Two Maui community groups today appealed the state Water Commission’s decision on in-stream flow standards at Nä Wai ‘Ehä, or “The Four Great Waters” of Waihe‘e River and Waiehu, ‘Ïao, and Waikapü Streams in West Maui. The groups say the 12.5 million gallons per day (mgd) of water restored, is less than what they had... Read more »
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February 18, 2010

Manele Slated for New Ferry Loading Dock

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) invites the public to attend an information meeting at 5 p.m., on Tuesday February 23, 2010 to discuss the planning document and environmental assessment that will be prepared for the ferry loading dock improvements at the Manele small boat harbor on Lana‘i. The meeting will be held... Read more »
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February 08, 2010

New Requirements Aimed at Protecting Sensitive Sites at Kealakekua Bay

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is implementing new measures to improve its management of the Kealakekua Bay State Historic Park and better protect the sensitive natural, historic and cultural resources of the area. To prevent damage to the shoreline and coral reef and accidental destruction of significant historic and cultural sites by... Read more »
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October 16, 2009

A Decade of Debris Removed from Molokai’s Kepuhi Beach

A pile of concrete debris and fill, left by a decade of erosion, was removed from Kepuhi Beach on Molokai.
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September 18, 2009

Kula Forest Reserve to Close for Access Road Repairs

The Kula State Forest Reserve will be closed for two weeks beginning on Monday, September 21st, 2009 as crews work to complete repairs to the forest access road. Last year, DLNR completed the initial phase of repairs to repave a mile of road which was damaged by response vehicles and equipment during the 2006-2007 wildland... Read more »
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August 14, 2009

RULE CHANGES IN EFFECT FOR KAHULUI HARBOR FISHERIES

New rules are in effect in the Kahului harbor fisheries management area to reduce fishing conflicts. Rule changes prohibit net use, establish a daily bag limit of 50 specimens per person, prohibit snagging, limit pole fishing to two poles per person, and require persons fishing to sign in and out and fill out fishing reports... Read more »
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July 31, 2009

KAHULUI BOAT RAMP IMPROVEMENTS EXPECTED TO FIX PONDING

The state begins phase two improvements to the Kahului Boat Launch Ramp on Monday, August 3, 2009. The $379,228 project includes the construction of a new 55-foot long by 5-foot wide engineered aluminum loading dock with fiberglass grating, adjacent to the existing concrete loading dock. It also includes removal of the existing asphalt paved access... 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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May 21, 2009

MAUI’S KAUMAHINA COMFORT STATION TO CLOSE TEMPORARILY

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will close the comfort station at Kaumahina Wayside along the Hana Highway for a month in June for flooring improvements.  The wayside will remain open but the comfort station will be closed from June 1 through June 30, 2009.  Portable toilets will be provided in the parking... Read more »
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April 14, 2009

STAND-UP PADDLE BOARD USE AT ALA MOANA TO BE DISCUSSED

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will host an informal discussion regarding the use of stand-up paddle boards within the ocean waters of Ala Moana Beach Park.  The meeting is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in McCoy Pavilion on the grounds of Ala Moana Beach Park... Read more »
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March 20, 2009

OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE PARK PLANNED IN WAHIKULI

The state is considering the construction of an Off-Highway Vehicle Park on Maui.The proposed Wahikuli OHV Park is part of the state’s Recreational Renaissance Plan.DLNR Chairperson Laura Thielen said the park supports the long-term demand for additional recreational opportunities and would relieve pressure on other lands currently being utilized for this sport.Total cost of the... Read more »
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January 28, 2009

$500,000 WATER UPGRADE TO BEGIN AT WAI`ANAPANAPA

Posted by: Wendy OSHER © 2009 Photos by:  Wendy OSHER © 2009 WAI`ANAPANAPA, HANA, MAUI – State workers will begin construction Monday on a $500,000 water system improvement project at Wai’anapanapa State Park in East Maui. Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) officials say the work will include the replacement of the potable water... 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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January 09, 2009

DLNR REOPENS KULA FOREST RESERVE ACCESS ROAD TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC

WAILUKU -The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) reopens vehicle access on the Kula State Forest Reserve Access Road this afternoon.  The road was closed near the cement crossing to Polipoli State Park a week ago following heavy rains that resulted in unsafe conditions.  DLNR officials say milder weather in recent days allowed the... Read more »
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