1992 – The Coast Guard LORAN station closes.
1993 – Management transferred to the State of Hawaii DLNR DOFAW Wildlife Sanctuary
1993 to 1994– The State Department of Land and Natural Resources/Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DLNR/DOFAW) and USDA eradicated Polynesian rats (Rattus exulans) on Kure.
2000 – Dec. 7, 2000: An area about 1,200 nautical miles long and 100 wide of surrounding State of Hawai’i and National Wildlife Refuge waters is designated by Clinton through Executive Order #13158 as The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve.
2001 — Jan. 18, 2001: Clinton signs executive order amending the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve “to ensure the comprehensive, strong, and lasting protection of the resources of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.”
2003 and 2004 – DLNR/DOFAW increased their annual field season from 2 months to 5 months
2005 – Sept. 29, 2005: Gov. Linda Lingle signs regulations setting up all state waters in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands as a state marine refuge.
2006 – June 15, 2006: President George Bush establishes Northwestern Hawaiian Islands National Monument.
2010 – UNESCO World Heritage Designation
2010 – Year-round camps begin on Kure
2014 – Full-island habitat management/restoration program
2014 – Laysan Ducks are translocated to Kure
2016 – Obama through EO expands the jurisdiction/protections of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument from 50 na miles from shore to entire EEZ 200 miles out. The expansion also elevated the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (an agency represented on the Monument Management Board) from manager to co-trustee to sit alongside 3 government agencies (NOAA, FWS, and State of Hawaiʻi).