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Hawaiian Islands Land Trust Honors the Manoa Heritage Center Founded by Sam and Mary Cooke at its Annual E Mālama ‘Āina Kākou Benefit at Lanikuhonua

Hawaiian Islands Land Trust Honors the Manoa Heritage Center Founded by Sam and Mary Cooke at its Annual E Mālama ‘Āina Kākou Benefit at Lanikuhonua

HONOLULU –  Hawaiian Islands Land Trust (HILT) will be honoring the Manoa Heritage Center, founded by Sam and Mary Cooke at the E Mālama ‘Āina Kākou benefit on Saturday, August 26th.  Each year, HILT selects a person, group, or organization that has made a substantial impact on land conservation in Hawai‘i.

“The story of Manoa Heritage Center and its founders Sam and Mary Cooke is a great one.  Their love for Hawaii, its people, and the impact they have had in preserving a wahi pana in the heart of Mānoa Valley is tremendous,” said Kāwika Burgess, HILT’s CEO.

Cloud Forest Thrives on Slope of Hualalai

Cloud Forest Thrives on Slope of Hualalai

Across the many lava flows on Hualalai at an elevation of about 3,500 feet, you reach Kona Cloud Forest on Hawai‘i Island.  As you travel up, the road winds through several ecosystems, beginning with the lower, more tropical palms and ending up at an elevation of around 6,100 feet where you find aalii, pukiawe and hardy ohia.  Hawaiian Islands Land Trust (HILT) recently protected the Cloud Forest by recording a conservation easement on a 10-acre parcel of land in the Kona Cloud Forest Sanctuary owned by Norman C. Bezona and his extended family.  

GROWING A LEGACY – LANDOWNER ASSISTANCE SUMMER WORKSHOPS

HONOLULU -- Oʻahu landowners are invited to attend a Landowner Acquisition and Easement workshop on Saturday June 3, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Palehua Ranch in Honouliuli.

Coordinated by West O‘ahu Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), HILT, and the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, the workshop brings together a group of landowners, land managers, and resource experts to provide insights on the successes, challenges and opportunities of legacy planning, acquisitions and easements. 

Ka Nuhou: April 2017

Ka Nuhou: April 2017

Aloha HILT ‘Ohana,

Here are a few HILT updates for April 2017:

Talk Story on the Land Series:

Our 2017 Talk Story on the Land series if off to a great start! Many of our free hikes open to the public have been booked to capacity. To join us on our guided hikes, please visit: http://www.hilt.org/talk-story-on-the-land/