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Hawaii Ratings
Indicator Type Information Status
Beach Access87
Water Quality76
Beach Erosion9-
Erosion Response-6
Beach Fill5-
Shoreline Structures5 3
Beach Ecology4-
Surfing Areas108
Website6-


Websites

Hawaii's Coastal Zone Management Program website.

The Hawaii Office of Planning, Hawaii Coastal Zone Management Program website is well organized and easy to use. There is good information on beach erosion, coastal hazards and nonpoint source pollution. Information on beach access, beach fill, and shoreline structures is limited.

The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (HDLNR) website has information on beach access, shoreline structures/hazards and water quality, and has links to numerous division websites.

The Department of Health's Clean Water Branch (CWB) posts monitoring data on their Clean Water Branch website. Water Quality Advisories for each island are posted on the CWB website. Finally, sampling sites are shown for each island, with the beach stations, a map and a photo of each site.

Although relevant statutes and rules are not available via the HCMP website, the HDLNR website does provide access to its statutes and administrative rules. Also see here.

The HCMP website lists a growing number of publications and has a useful list of links. Also see reports. The HDLNR has several publications available online, among these are State Parks brochures and Mauka and Makai brochures.

The HCMP website has links to several reports and other documents relating to Adapting to Climate Change and Coastal Hazards. The HDLNR has only limited maps and data available via their website.

Comprehensive maps and aerial photography are available on the University of Hawaii School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) Hawaii Coastal Erosion website. See also here.

There are links to several CZM Partners on the HCMP website.

New (April 2010) on the HCMP website is the Hawai‘i Community Stewardship Directory which is an ongoing effort of the Hawai‘i Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Program to help community groups and organizations connect with each other to share their experiences and lessons learned in natural and cultural resources management. Surfrider Foundation's Hawai‘i chapters and over 100 other organizations are listed.

Hawaii CZM's (Office of Planning) 2011 Annual Report is available online, as is the Section 309 Enhancement Area Grant Program FY 2016-2020 Assessment and Strategy (May 2015) which is submitted to the federal office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), as the qualifying basis for Section 309 Enhancement Grants.

Website Contact Info

Hawaii Coastal Zone Management Program
P.O. Box 2359
Honolulu, Hawaii 96804
Phone: (808) 587-2809

Hawaii Coastal Zone Management Program
235 South Beretania Street
Leiopapa a Kamehameha Building
Suite 600
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Email

Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (HDLNR)
Kalanimoku Building
1151 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 587-0400
Email



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