About Us

Here’s what we think: Love it and Leave it.

Non-political by design, Hawaiian Islands Land Trust (HILT) is a non-profit organization committed to working with private landowners, community groups, community leaders and government partners to protect Hawaii’s precious lands. Using a variety of tools, we help landowners integrate conservation into their land use plans in perpetuity. This collaborative work today helps to avert inappropriate land use tomorrow—and the benefits of conservation are triumphs that resound for all generations to come.

Founded in January 2011, we represent the combined skill and resources of four organizations now working together to do right by the land. Bolstered by national accreditation, HILT assumes responsibility for the protected lands currently in our care and all future acquisitions forever. Proper protection defends against the threat of losing any more precious resources than we already have, while careful stewardship of these protected areas ensures their cultural and conservation values survive in perpetuity.

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