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Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources

Governor’s Water Commission Choices Are Once Again Under Fire Civil Beat

Governor’s Water Commission Choices Are Once Again Under Fire

Fight continues over whether Abercrombie appointees are qualified.
Hawaii Cracks Down on Beachfront Property Owners in Kahala

Hawaii Cracks Down on Beachfront Property Owners in Kahala

Luxury homeowners could face fines for shrubs that block beach access.
Kauai Pushes for Ban on Aquarium Trade

Kauai Pushes for Ban on Aquarium Trade

County vote adds to pressure on a statewide ban.
AG, DLNR Back Pedal On Problems With Land Development Corp

AG, DLNR Back Pedal On Problems With Land Development Corp

Concerns alleviated after senator meets with governor staff and others.
NOAA: Americans Willing to Pay $33 Billion to Protect Hawaii’s Reefs

NOAA: Americans Willing to Pay $33 Billion to Protect Hawaii’s Reefs

A new study evaluates the value Americans place on coral reefs.
New State Lands Agency Violates Abercrombie Order on Public Meetings

New State Lands Agency Violates Abercrombie Order on Public Meetings

The Public Land Development Corporation fails to inform public about upcoming meeting – again.
Conservation Groups Drop Lawsuit against Kauai Utility U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Conservation Groups Drop Lawsuit against Kauai Utility

Protections for endangered seabirds deemed adequate.
Who Controls the Mineral Rights to Hawaiian Home Lands? National Park Service

Who Controls the Mineral Rights to Hawaiian Home Lands?

At stake are millions in potential royalties from geothermal development.
Hawaiian Nene Being Kicked Off  Kauai

Hawaiian Nene Being Kicked Off Kauai

State spending $7.2 million to ship endangered birds from Lihue airport to Maui and the Big Island.
State Needs Executive Director to Spearhead Public Land Development

State Needs Executive Director to Spearhead Public Land Development

The new agency tasked with developing state lands is looking to hire.
Rail Opponents: DLNR Statement on Burials ‘Patently False’

Rail Opponents: DLNR Statement on Burials ‘Patently False’

Op-ed claims William Aila was wrong when he said FTA required segmented archaeological survey.

Hawaii Development Corp. Trips Over Sunshine Law

New agency cancels first public meeting after learning it hadn't followed rules.