Two planners sought for land conservation program

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife is looking to hire two planners to conduct outreach and provide technical assistance to new landowners participating in the department’s Hawaii Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, the department announced.

The program is a federal-state natural resource conservation program that helps interested landowners and managers protect environmentally sensitive and degraded lands, the department said.

The position openings will close Thursday.

One planner is to be located on Oahu and will provide technical assistance to individuals and groups of landowners and land managers in Maui County and on Oahu and Kauai. The second position is stationed on the Big Island and will provide assistance there.

Both planners will assist their respective areas in the development, application and maintenance of the program’s plans and contracts. The grant-funded positions are overseen by the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Hawaii Association of Conservation Districts and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service.

For more information regarding the positions, contact Irene Sprecher at 587-4167 or

For more information on the Hawaii Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, visit