Hana Kakio I

Size: 4.6 acres
Year Protected: 2014
Land Protection Strategy: HILT Conservation Easement
Conservation Values:  Open space and scenic views, agricultural, cultural and historical, water resource, and wildlife habitat values
Land Features: Archaeological sites and pasture land



HILT worked with Ronald and Marianne Dreisbach, as Trustees of The Dreisbach Family Trust, to place a conservation easement on 4.6 acres of their land on the makai (ocean) side of Hana Highway.

Primarily pasture land, the property provides nesting and forage sites for birds and pollinator species such as bees and butterflies.  There are numerous archaeological features that date back to the early plantation era and perhaps even earlier.  These numerous sites suggest that it is a place of cultural and historical significance.  

This property, in conjunction with, the generous donation by Hana Ranch of the adjacent lands (Hana Kakio II and Maka‘alae) provide a conservation kipuka of protected lands along the Hana coast.

We are humbled and thankful to be able to play a small part in the preservation of this incredible coastline.
— Ronald and Marianne Dreisbach