How To Be A Better Hawai‘i Local: When Exploring the Great Outdoors

According to Marigold Zoll, O‘ahu branch manager for the Division of Forestry and Wildlife, a part of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.


Report hazards such as fallen trees and stream washouts at


Share responsibly on social media, correcting misinformation you see


Model the behavior you want to see in others and if you notice folks short cutting trails, causing erosion and damage to vegetation, say something nicely to alter their behavior.


Do not trespass. Respect private property rights and closed areas.


Report illegal activity to the state Department of Land & Natural Resources tip app


Focus on the spirit of aloha and thinking of the ‘āina as an extension of our personal space.




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