DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
PETER T. YOUNG, CHAIRPERSON
Phone: (808) 587-0401
Fax: (808) 587-0390
For Immediate Release:
DLNR Will Conduct Workshop
LIHU`E— A workshop on processing a Conservation District Use Application (CDUA) will be conducted immediately following a 12:30 p.m. general meeting of the Koke`e and Waimea Canyon State Park recreational cabin leaseholders on Saturday, May 6, 2006 at the Koke`e CCC Camp.
A representative of the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ (DLNR) Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands (OCCL) will be available to provide guidance to complete and file the necessary forms.
The State of Hawaii leases lots at Koke`e and Waimea Canyon State Parks for 20-year terms. The State owns the land. The leases provide that the lessees own the cabins on the lots until the expiration of the lease and that upon expiration ownership vests in the State.
Under Title 13 Chapter 5 of the Hawaii Administrative Rules, removal or demolition of the cabins requires a Conservation District Use Permit (CDUP) before removal or demolition can start. It may take 180 days or more to process a CDUA seeking the CDUP.
To obtain a CDUA form, instructions, and other information, lessees should call the DLNR Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands at (808) 587-0377 or the DLNR Land Division Kauai district office at 273-3491, or Jim Springer at the Division of State Parks at (808) 587-0296.
DLNR has been developing its new master plan for Koke`e and Waimea Canyon State Parks since 2002. The primary goals of the master plan are the preservation, enhancement, and management of the natural, historic and cultural resources and the development of interpretive programs and recreational opportunities.
On December 31, 2006, leases for approximately 102 recreation residence lots in Koke`e and Waimea Canyon State Parks will expire.
The Board of Land and Natural Resources has given approval to the Division of State Parks to enter into an auction for new leases of the lots, including improvements to the extent that ownership of the improvements vests in the State.
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