DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
PETER T. YOUNG, CHAIRPERSON
Phone: (808) 587-0401
Fax: (808) 587-0390
For Immediate Release:
DLNR Offers Coastal Land Use Workshops
HONOLULU -- The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands (OCCL) is hosting a continuing series of workshops centered on coastal land use. The workshops are for landowners, planning, regulatory and development community, realtors and the general public.
The workshops are casual and intended to encourage discussion on regulatory issues and common questions regarding coastal land use. Workshops are free and registration is not required.
“These workshops will cover a range of important topics concerning coastal development,” said Peter Young, DLNR chairperson.
“This includes understanding state shoreline certifications, landscaping, dune restoration, beach nourishment, emergency erosion control, hazard mitigation, county shoreline setbacks, jurisdictions, and more,” Young said.
Dolan Eversole, a University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant coastal geologist and workshop coordinator added, “With the recent release of projections for global climate change and the resulting sea level rise, it is clear we must begin to consider these implications in present-day coastal land use decisions.”
“At the same time we are undergoing tremendous development pressure in the coastal areas. We need to initiate proactive and progressive planning efforts in these areas in order to protect Hawai‘i’s valuable coastal resources and reduce the risk of these hazards to our communities.” he said.
Previous workshops have been held on Maui, Kaua‘i and O‘ahu.
The next meetings are scheduled:
May 15 -- Honolulu, O‘ahu
May 24 – Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i
Free copies of a new document -- “Natural Hazard Considerations for Purchasing Coastal Property in Hawai‘i: A Practical Guide to Common Questions and Answers,” will be available during the workshop.
PDF copies may also be downloaded from http://www.hawaii.gov/dlnr/occl/files/Purchasing%20Coastal%20Real%20Estate.pdf
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