Shoppers at the Costco store in the town of Hawai‘i Kai in East Honolulu might be surprised to learn that there's an environmental and cultural treasure nearby. The Hāwea heiau complex reflects the land’s cultural history in its ancient walls and petroglyphs, and agricultural terraces.
Nearly a half-million visitors each year come to this park on Hawai'i Island to attend demonstrations of traditional Hawaiian arts and crafts, hike a historic trail to important archeological sites associated with the highest ciefs and priests, or just soak up the atmosphere of this sacred place.
The Trust for Public Land is working with its partners to purchase and protect this former pineapple plantation for use by local farmers on O'ahu.
The Northshore Greenprint identifies the resources most important to the North Shore and helps guide land conservation efforts.
Forty-five minutes from Honolulu, a patchwork of small fields run from the Kamehameha Highway to the base of the mountains, where local farmers grow a bounty of delicious produce.
One of the last truly open spaces in the urban Honolulu area, the 3,716-acre Moanalua valley narrowly escaped destruction as a potential corridor for the H-3 freeway, and was under threat of residential development for two decades.
Protecting cultural sites and landscapes important to Hawaiian communities.
The transfer of Wao Kele o Puna to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs marked the first time in over 100 years that lands ceded during the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy have been returned to Native Hawaiian ownership.
In December 2003, TPL helped Ka`ala Farm acquire this critical piece of property, ensuring permanent access and providing a land base for the farm's future growth.
Preserving Hawaii's working agricultural and forest lands for food and energy production.