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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.

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.