Message from the Land - October 2018
The Hawaiian Islands Land Trust has several land projects in the works we hope to close by the end of 2018! We also have a growing number of potential projects and partnerships we are working on to build a strong pipeline of conservation projects protecting Hawaii’s most special lands and natural resources.
HILT has been working with Waikapu Country Town to acquire a conservation easement. This deal ensures the permanent protection of over 900-acres of central Maui’s prime agricultural lands currently being cultivated by small diversified farm operations. The terms of the agreement are under negotiation and we hope to close on this project soon!
Wai Koa Loop Trail, Kauai
HILT has been finalizing the terms of a conservation easement with the landowners of the popular Wai Koa Loop Trail in Kilauea, Kauai to preserve public access to the scenic trail and destination areas including the historic Stone Dam.
MAO Organic Farm, Oahu
HILT is collaborating with The Trust for Public Land and MAO Organic Farm in the acquisition and protection of 21 acres in Waianae to expand MAO’s popular farm and youth leadership program. Funding for the acquisition is being secured.
Kukuau, Hawaii Island
The land trust is working with a landowner in Hilo, Hawaii to acquire and protect over 1,600 acres of native ohia and koa forest including habitat for our native forest birds. Due diligence is currently being conducted on this project.