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State Board of Land and Natural Resources Approves Carbon Credits Initiative–“Growing Trees will Provide Opportunity for Purchase of Credits”

A Hawai’i Department of Land and Natural Resources  news release on January 30, 2017 announced, “If you drive a car, fly in a plane, use air conditioning to cool your home, or engage in other activity powered by fossil fuels that emit greenhouse gas, you may soon have new ways to offset your emissions locally, by supporting Hawaiian forest restoration.”

The release announces approval of Hawai’i’s first-ever carbon offset in State forests. “DLNR and its Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) will now issue a request for proposals for private entities to create a carbon forestry project in the Pu’u Mali Restoration Area in the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve on Hawai’i Island.” the announcement states. See the full release for more details.



Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative’s 6th Annual Wiliwili Festival–January 28, 2017


DLNR and YOU TV focus on Hawaii’s Endangered Forest Birds

Notice from Hawaii News Now–“DLNR & YOU TV special chronicles Hawai‘i’s endangered forest birds“ –The Endangered Forest Birds of Hawaii airs on KFVE-TV on Saturday January 21 at 6:30 and again on Sunday January 22, 2017 at 9:30