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More Revision for Protected Land

Department of Land and Natural Resources News Release

Following a public meeting last August, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will be holding a second public hearing regarding proposed amendments to the rules and regulations of the State Land Use Conservation District.

The meeting will be on Jan. 31 at 5:30 p.m. at the Mitchell Pauole Center.

The policies would affect the shoreline setback, permits for land management activity, removal of invasive plants, fishponds and beach restoration, among many other things. The Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands (OCCL) is responsible for overseeing approximately two million acres of private and public lands that lie within the conservation district.

Based upon public input received during the first round of public hearings, OCCL has made considerable revisions to the first proposed draft amendments.  

The proposed 13-5 amendments may be found online at the OCCL’s website at hawaii.gov/dlnr/occl

Anyone with special needs requiring accommodations or assistance please contact OCCL at least four days prior to the public hearing.  For more information contact the Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands at (808) 587-0377.  

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