STATE OF HAWAII
DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
NOTICE OF CATTLE TRESPASS
Legal Notice DOFAW
The State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources would like to inform the public of cattle trespass in the following area: Ola’a Forest Reserve. This is a 30 day notice to neighboring ranchers to please remove their cattle from the forest reserve noted. Cattle found within these boundaries after 30 days from the publication of this notice are subject to actions specified in HRS-183-19 which includes removing, shooting or destroying the cattle without compensation to the owner by Division of Forestry and Wildlife staff.
We would like to remind the public that cattle removal operations are ongoing in the following forest reserves and watersheds per public notices published in February 2010: Hilo Restricted Watershed, Humuula, Laupahoehoe, and Piha Sections of the Hilo Forest Reserve; Kaohe, Kukuiopae, Honomalino (Kapua-Manuka) and Opihihale/Olelomoana Sections of South Kona Forest Reserve; Mauna Kea Forest Reserve, Kau Forest Reserve (including the Kapapala Koa Canoe Forest area). Ha’ao Springs Restricted Watershed, Kapapala Forest Reserve, Manowaialee Forest Reserve, Honuaula Forest Reserve, Waiaha Springs North Kona Forest Reserve, Kohala Forest Reserve and Upper Waiakea Forest Reserve. Cattle found within these boundaries are subject to actions specified in HRS-183-19 which includes removing, shooting or destroying the cattle without compensation to the owner by Division of Forestry and Wildlife staff.
Public participation in trespass cattle removal in forest reserves by hunting is illegal without authorization through an official announcement through public notice and issuance of an animal control permit from the Division of Forestry and Wildlife. Currently, animal control permits for cattle are only being issued for the Hilo Restricted Watershed section of Hilo Forest Reserve.
For further information, call the Division of Forestry and Wildlife in Hilo at 974-4221.
Done at Honolulu this day of August 18, 2020
Aug 21, 2020
Suzanne D. Case, Chairperson
Department of Land & Natural Resources
(WHT/HTH/SA1294180 9/13, 9/14, 9/15/20)