The Commission:

  • Name: Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources
  • Regulatory or advisory: Regulatory
  • Number of voting members: 7
  • Term length: 4 years
  • How selected: Appointed by Governor
  • Senate confirmation required: Yes
  • Selection criteria per statute:

“The board shall consist of seven members, one from each land district and three at large. At least one member of the board shall have a background in conservation and natural resources…At least one member, other than the member with a background in conservation and natural resources, shall have demonstrated expertise in native Hawaiian traditional and customary practices…No more than three members of the BLNR may be from the same political party.”

  • Visit the Commission’s website 

The Agency:

  • Name: Division of Forestry and Wildlife
  • Type: Subagency within the Department of Land and Natural Resources
  • Mission statement from agency website

“The mission of DLNR’s Division of Forestry and Wildlife is to responsibly manage and protect watersheds, native ecosystems, and cultural resources and provide outdoor recreation and sustainable forest products opportunities, while facilitating partnerships, community involvement and education.”

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America’s Wildlife Values was an extensive 2018 nationwide survey led by Colorado State University of public attitudes towards wildlife. Findings were compared with a 2004 survey to identify trends. Researchers also surveyed personnel at state wildlife agencies. Reports are available for national, state and agency results. (Some state agencies did not participate.)

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