Maka‘alae, Hana

Size: 41 acres
Year Protected:  2003
Land Protection Strategy: HILT Conservation Easement
Conservation Values: Oceanfront and shoreline protection, public access to the shoreline
Land Features: Marine shoreline



The conservation goals of Hana Ranch are completely in sync with the work of a land trust. We were delighted to find a Maui-based organization to help us accomplish those goals. It’s especially impressive that a young, non-profit organization meets the highest standards of professionalism.
— Dan Omer, Formerly of Hana Ranch
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Maka‘alae translates to mudhen's eyes named for the ‘alae ‘ula‘ula which is no longer found on Maui.  Along the Hana coast was the Maui Coastal Land Trust's very first conservation easement signed in 2003 and was donated by Hana Ranch.  This is a very popular spot for fishing for the Hana community.  This property has a long history of agriculture including cattle grazing and many years ago, tobacco and sugarcane.  Located very close to the Waioka Pond (Venus Pool).  This land was protected to preserve the beautiful view of the ocean and prevent development along this amazing coastline.

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