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Friday, November 15, 2013
Traditionally, it was assumed that corals do not face a risk of extinction unless they become very rare or have a very restricted range. A team of scientists from the University of Hawaii -- Manoa (UHM), Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR) and the National Oceanic and... more
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
In 2012, the DOH worked with Stanford University and the U.S. Geological Survey to identify the sources of fecal indicator bacteria in the waters of Nawiliwili and Hanalei Bay on the island of Kauai. In addition to using a genetic technique called quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) to... more
Sunday, July 28, 2013
The latest from NOAA...SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...-NOAA Public Advisory for TROPICAL STORM FLOSSIEA TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR: -HAWAII COUNTY-MAUI COUNTY, INCLUDING THE ISLANDS OF MAUI, MOLOKAI, LANAI AND KAHOOLAWE-OAHU-KAUAI AND NIIHAUA TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS... more
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) this morning reported that a juvenile monk seal flown by the U.S. Coast Guard from Hawai‘i Island to O‘ahu last Friday for medical treatment has died. A necropsy conducted by NOAA... more
Friday, November 30, 2012
NOAA Press Release - Nov 30, 2012In compliance with a federal court ordered deadline, and consistent with existing international protections, NOAA Fisheries announced today that it is proposing Endangered Species Act (ESA) listings for 66 coral species, including 59 in the Pacific and seven in the... more
Monday, November 19, 2012
The Hanalei Watershed Hui is pleased to share with you the Revised Draft Volume 1 “Watershed Characterization” for the Watershed Management Plan for the Hanalei Bay Watershed. See newly released Octobter 2012 Update on the Hanalei Management Plan.Watershed Management Plan for Hanalei Bay... more
Monday, November 5, 2012
All of the gages on Kauai recorded below average rainfall totals for the month of October.  The U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Mount Waialeale gage recorded 5.14 inches (15 percent of average) which was the highest monthly total on the island but was a record low October total for this site.  The... more
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Mass coral bleaching events have become a widespread phenomenon causing serious concerns with regard to the survival of corals. Triggered by high ocean temperatures, bleaching events are projected to increase in frequency and intensity. Here, we provide a comprehensive global study of coral... more
Sunday, May 13, 2012
My wife and I are volunteers with the Kaua‘i Monk Seal Conservation Hui, but I write as an individual and not on behalf of the group. I am very concerned about the two seals found dead “under suspicious circumstances” this year on Kaua‘i. While investigators have yet to reveal the causes of death,... more
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
This report summarizes a pilot study of consumption-oriented fishing and shoreline food gathering activities and associated social context in the Main Hawaiian Islands. The project was sponsored by the State of Hawai'i's Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) as a component of the NOAA Fisheries Local... more
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Get your 2013 Hanalei Moon & Tide Calendar. The second annual for Kauai, the Hanalei Watershed Hui published the first Moon and Tide Calendar in 1012. It is all about Hanalei --- wonderful pictures and great information.Look for them in your local Hanalei shop or call the Hui office at 826-1985... more
Monday, March 5, 2012
It's a delugeHeavy rains hammered Kaua‘i for another day Monday, flooding neighborhoods, toppling trees onto highways, forcing evacuations and making many roads impassable. Several schools will be closed today.A manhole overflowed in Wailua, spilling thousands of gallons of sewage mixed with storm... more
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States and Hawaii DLNR Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement Inaugurate Reward Tip Line As Total Rewards Grows to $30,000 in Monk Seal KillingsThe Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust announced new efforts to... more
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Some jobs around the home may require the use of products containing hazardous components. What Is Household Hazardous Waste? Hazardous material includes substances that are flammable, poisonous, corrosive, or reactive. The used or leftover contents of such consumer products are known as “household... more
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Tuesday was a great victory: the Pa’i ‘Ai Bill, also called the Poi Bill or SB 101, officially survived the legislative process when the Senate and House voted unanimously to pass the measure. With Gov. Abercrombie’s signature, this bill will change the status quo for traditionally pounded poi, or... more
Saturday, August 13, 2011
The state Board of Land and Natural Resources on Friday unanimously approved amendments to Hawai‘i Administrative Rules, regulating commercial activities in the waters of Hanalei Bay and River.“The amendment to Ch. 13-256, HAR have been a decade in the making and represent many hours of... more
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
The Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay is taking action on the need for repairs to the iconic Hanalei Pier on the North Shore.“We have become concerned about the deteriorating condition of the shed structure at the end of the Hanalei Pier and are mounting a repair project for its protection,” Branch... more

Feature Articles

Hanalei Watershed Fact Sheet

Hanalei Bay is part of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

Hanalei Makai Watch is a new partnership among the Department of Land and Natural Resources. Sign-up for training.

Reef Etiquette August 2011

Respecting the Coral Reefs - Hawai‘i’s reefs provide a home for over 7,000 species of marine plants and animals, 25% of which are unique to Hawai‘i.

Hanalei Watershed Hui has produced a map of Hanalei Bay that describes the various jurisdictions and contact information for Hanalei Bay.

Ahupua'a June 2011

A traditional Hawaiian approach to sustainable watershed management, also called "Ridges to Reefs", "White Water to Blue Water", " Summit to Sea"

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Friday, November 15, 2013
Traditionally, it was assumed that corals do not face a risk of exti...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
In 2012, the DOH worked with Stanford University and the U.S. Geolog...
Sunday, July 28, 2013
The latest from NOAA...SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...-...
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and the National...
Friday, November 30, 2012
NOAA Press Release - Nov 30, 2012In compliance with a federal court...
Monday, November 19, 2012
The Hanalei Watershed Hui is pleased to share with you the Revised D...
Monday, November 5, 2012
All of the gages on Kauai recorded below average rainfall totals for...
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Mass coral bleaching events have become a widespread phenomenon caus...
Sunday, May 13, 2012
My wife and I are volunteers with the Kaua‘i Monk Seal Conservation...
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
This report summarizes a pilot study of consumption-oriented fishing...
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Get your 2013 Hanalei Moon & Tide Calendar. The second annual fo...
Monday, March 5, 2012
It's a delugeHeavy rains hammered Kaua‘i for another day Monday, flo...
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States and Hawaii DLNR Division of...
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Some jobs around the home may require the use of products containing...
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Tuesday was a great victory: the Pa’i ‘Ai Bill, also called the Poi...
Saturday, August 13, 2011
The state Board of Land and Natural Resources on Friday unanimously...
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
The Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay is taking action on the need for repa...
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