STATE OF HAWAII
DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
NOTICE OF ANIMAL CONTROL ACTIVITIES AND TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF WAIANAE KAI, LUALUALEI, HONOULIULI, NANAKULI AND MOKULEIA STATE FOREST RESERVES, KALUANUI AND MOUNT KAALA STATE NATURAL AREA RESERVES
Legal Notice DOFAW 17-11
The Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Department of Land and Natural Resources, State of Hawai’i, will conduct animal control activities, specifically aerial shooting from helicopters for feral goats (only) within the Waianae Kai Forest Reserve, Lualualei Forest Reserve, Honouliuli Forest Reserve, Mokuleia Forest Reserve and Makaha Valley. Aerial shooting from helicopters for feral pigs within the Kaluanui Natural Area Reserve. Aerial shooting from helicopters for feral goats and pigs with in the Mount Kaala Natural Area Reserve.
Scheduled control operations are as follows: November 14, 15, 20, and 21, 2017.
On the above listed dates, from 5:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., public access to the above listed State Forest Reserves, Natural Area Reserves and all Na Ala Hele program trails within these land areas will be restricted. Access allowed BY PERMIT ONLY, pursuant to [Forest Reserves: HAR§ 13-104-23(a)(3); Natural Area Reserves: HAR§13-209-4.5, and NAH trails and access: HAR§ 13-130-19(a)(5)].
Aerial shooting is required to control animal populations in the subject areas for the conservation of watersheds, threatened and endangered species, and native ecosystems. The temporary closure is needed to minimize the dangers of incompatible uses in the same area and safely allow completion of the animal control activities.
A map illustrating the areas subject to aerial shooting on these dates is available for inspection at the Division of Forestry and Wildlife Oahu District Office, 2135 Makiki Heights Drive, Honolulu HI, 96822.
For further information call the Division of Forestry and Wildlife at 808-973-9779.
Done at Honolulu this 29 day of Sept., 2017
/s/ Marigold S. Zoll
Forestry and Wildlife Manager, Oahu Branch
Department of Land and Natural Resources
(SA1034980 10/4, 10/6, 10/8/17)