Land Trust Purchases Conservation Easement to Preserve Kona Cloud Forest

Land Trust Purchases Conservation Easement to Preserve Kona Cloud Forest

KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII – February 6, 2017 - Hawaiian Islands Land Trust (HILT) announced today that it has purchased a conservation easement on a ten-acre parcel in the Kona Cloud Forest Sanctuary above Kailua-Kona.

HILT works collaboratively with private landowners across Hawaii to protect and enhance lands with unique natural and cultural resources for the benefit of all who live and visit Hawaii. HILT’s Hawaii Island Director, Janet Britt worked with the owner of the sanctuary, Norman Bezona to acquire the easement which protects the forest and other conservation values of the property and restricts additional subdivision and development of the forest habitat.

Talk Story on the Land Series Connects Locals and Visitors With Unique Hawaiian Landscapes

Talk Story on the Land Series Connects Locals and Visitors With Unique Hawaiian Landscapes

Hawaiian Islands Land Trust (HILT) has launched its 2017 “Talk Story on the Land” environmental education series of free, guided hikes across the islands.  The popular series aims to connect residents and visitors with the ‘āina (land).  

“One of the best things about Hawai‘i is our storied places and our beautiful natural and cultural resources. We want to share these stories and these places that have been preserved for future generations,” said Kawika Burgess, CEO of HILT.

What is a Land Trust?

What is a Land Trust?

A land trust is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that works to permanently conserve lands that contribute to a community’s health, well-being, and unique character.  These may include lands with water resources that ensure clean drinking water, rich working lands that have potential to bring locally-sourced food to a community, lands that ensure public access to the coastline or open spaces, historic and/or cultural sites that allow us to connect to our past, or beautiful scenic lands that enrich our emotional and mental well-being.

Hawaiian Islands Land Trust Honors Senator Brian Schatz at its Annual Buy Back The Beach Event at Old Lahaina Lu‘au

Hawaiian Islands Land Trust Honors Senator Brian Schatz at its  Annual Buy Back The Beach Event at Old Lahaina Lu‘au

Lāhainā – 11/12/2017 - Hawaiian Islands Land Trust (HILT) will be honoring Senator Brian Schatz as its 2017 Champion of the Land at its Buy Back the Beach: Mālama Kīpuka Benefit Lū‘au on January 28, 2017.  Each year, HILT selects a person, group, or organization that has contributed significantly and has had a substantial impact on land conservation in Hawai‘i.

Give In A Lasting Way This #GivingTuesday - Nov. 29

Contribute to your community IN PERPETUITY!
 

We are truly excited to be participating in #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday is a global movement, playing off of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, dedicated to applauding and encouraging philanthropic giving during the Holiday Season. In 2015, more than 70,000 people in over 70 countries collectively celebrated #GivingTuesday. Since 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about positive change in our communities. We invite you to join the movement and get out and give this November 29.