The lesson in this Hawaii DLNR video (about a trail on Oahu) applies to ALL park areas that are closed or off limits. Ignoring trail or park closure signs is illegal, enforceable, and extremely dangerous. Remember, you are risking your life and the lives of our local Kaua`i rescuers and first responders. For detailed information on state park trails, visit hawaiitrails.ehawaii.gov/...
CAUTION - BICYCLES ON ROAD! Training rides for the 6th annual Pedal to the Meadow race will be held on upcoming Sundays, including this Sunday, Feb. 15.
A group will start from the Kekaha Neighborhood Center at 8:30 am, ride up to Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow, and head back down. >> February 15, March 22, April 19 << For more information on these unsupported training rides, contact Kauai Cycle. Bring your own flat repair supplies, hydration and snacks. For info about the Pedal to the Meadow race on May 24, go to Pedal to the Meadow, email email@example.com, and visit www.pedaltothemeadow.com. ...
On the Museum front - new exhibit featuring game animals - invasive introduced mammals that active hunting keeps under control. Before photos on the left and completed exhibit on right - a bit more to do but this is ready for the pig hunting tournament being held this coming weekend at Koke`e. ...
A limited supply of our custom bottles for hiking and cycling are available at the Museum Shop. "As pure as drinking from a glass--with all the advantages of a flexible bottle." (Learn more at specializedwaterbottles.com/purist/) They probably work for star-gazing too. ...
This is a picture taken by Americorps Intern Kayla Bonnette during last weeks field trip to our study sites at the Alaka'i Swamp. It shows the extensive damage rats cause on the native vegetation by feeding on the bark but also on fruits and flowers of native Hawaiian trees and shrubs. #BirdsNotRats
Meet Rocky, a female monk seal snoozing at "Koke`e Flats" near Diamond Head on O`ahu. Seal-watch member Colleen Heyer explains that all the streets at Portlock have Kaua`i names, and this seal hangout is right in front of Koke`e Place. Melanie Chun photo. ...
NOTICE FROM STATE DLNR: --INFORMATIONAL MEETING SCHEDULED FOR KÔKEʻE REFORESTATION PROJECT
Feb. 11 at Kekaha Elementary--
LIHUE - The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) will hold a public informational meeting about the ongoing Kôkeʻe Area Restoration and Reforestation project.
Former Governor Abercrombie issued an emergency proclamation calling for swift mitigation actions in response to the 2012 fires that burned nearly 3,000 acres and negatively impacted the Hikimoe, Hâ‘ele‘ele, Mâkaha, Miloli‘i, and Ka‘ula‘ula watersheds. Since then, a number of access roads have been improved and cleared of hazardous trees and grass seed has been applied throughout the burned areas to reduce erosion. In February 2015, dead standing trees will be sustainably harvested and replanting of native and non-invasive trees will take place from Oct. to Dec. 2015.
Informational meeting open to the public:
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Kekaha Elementary School Cafeteria
8140 Kekaha Rd., Kekaha, HI 96752
Anyone requiring special assistance, auxiliary aids or services (i.e. sign language interpreter, wheel chair accessibility, or parking designated for the disabled) please contact the Kauaʻi DOFAW Outreach and Education Specialist at (808) 212-8718 within 72-hours of the scheduled meeting to request arrangements.
FERAL GOAT CONTROL PERMITS AVAILABLE FOR HUNTING UNIT F ON KAUAI
The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife announces an opportunity for interested individuals to assist the Division in an animal control hunt of feral goats in Hunting Unit F on Kauai, pursuant to Title 13, Chapter 123, “Rules Regulating Game Mammal Hunting,” §13-123-9, “Nuisance or crop damage.” Animal control is being limited to archery due to safety concerns. Interested individuals will need to have a valid hunting license.
Archery Only Period
Public archery only participation in the control of feral goats will proceed from Sunday, February 1, 2015 through June 28, 2015 on weekends and State Holidays. The limit will be 2 feral goats (either sex) per hunter per day. Animals may be de-boned in the field. Blaze orange will not be required for the archery only season. The ongoing pig hunting season will continue as scheduled.
Limits are set to maximize public opportunities to participate in this control action. There is no limit on the number of times a person can participate. Access to Unit F is permitted through Waimea Valley. Participants will be required to check in and out at the Waimea Valley, Waimea Heights, Mango tree, or Kokee hunter check stations
Additional information may be obtained by stopping by any Division of Forestry and Wildlife Office or calling any of the following telephone numbers:
Lanai 565- 7916
HUNTING UNITS A AND J OPEN TO FERAL PIG HUNTING ON KAUAI
Hunting Unit A on the island of Kauai will open to feral pig hunting starting Sunday, February 1, 2015, and ending June 28, 2015 on Saturdays, Sundays, and State Holidays. Hawaii residents interested in hunting feral pig in Hunting Unit A are required to acquire a permit from the Kauai DOFAW office. All provision of Chapter 123 rules and Chapter 123 Exhibit 1 shall remain in effect.
Hunters may pick up their permits in the Lihue Division of Forestry and Wildlife office at 3060 Eiwa St., Room 306. Hunters must present their 2014-15 Hawaii Hunting License when obtaining their permit. Another person may pick up a permit, but must present the license of the hunter applying.
Hunters must sign in and sign out at either the Kokee or Kekaha Hunter Checking Stations for each day of hunting. The use of hunting dogs will NOT be permitted in hunting Unit A. The bag limit will be one (1) pig per hunter per day.
Hunting Unit J-Archery Area will also open to archers only for feral pig hunting on Saturdays, Sundays and State Holidays beginning Sunday, February 1, 2015 and ending on June 28, 2015. No hunting permit will be required for this area, but each hunter must sign in and sign out at the Kokee Hunter Checking Station. Only legal archery equipment may be used (13-123-22-(b)). The use of hunting dogs will not be permitted in Hunting Unit J. The bag limit will be one (1) pig per hunter per day.
Further information may be obtained by contacting the Division of Forestry and Wildlife Office in Lihue, Kauai at (808) 274-3433.
Bloomin' Broussaisia ~ Another photo from Kathy Valier, taken on the Kokee Resource Conservation Program expedition last week into the Alaka`i Swamp wilderness. Endemic to Hawai`i, Kanawao is in the Hydrangea family. ...
CAUTION - BICYCLES ON ROAD! Training rides for the 6th annual Pedal to the Meadow race will be held on upcoming Sundays, including TOMORROW. They start up from the Kekaha Neighborhood Center at 8:30 am, ride up to Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow and head back down. >> January 25, February 15, March 22, April 19 << For more information on these unsupported training rides, contact Kauai Cycle. Bring your own flat repair supplies, hydration and snacks. For info about the Pedal to the Meadow race on May 24, email firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.pedaltothemeadow.com. ...