A Greenprint for Hawai‘i—O‘ahu
Across Hawai‘i, tens of thousands of acres are for sale. This includes productive agricultural acreage and rare wilderness land, for which development proposals can prompt public controversy and costly litigation. These landscapes hold mo‘olelo (stories) that tie us to the state’s ancestral past, even as they connect us to today’s flourishing native culture. Agricultural lands support diverse crops and food security. And wilderness lands are beautiful places to roam and explore.
The best way to preserve these lands is to balance development with conservation based on a scientifically sound planning process that balances both the community's opinion and takes the land's special values into account. The Trust for Public Land and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs are now working on such a plan, known as a Greenprint. After launching in O‘ahu, the Greenprint will expand to cover the entire state.
Please let us know your thoughts on protecting open space on O'ahu by completing this survey.