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Lea Hong stands at the piko of O‘ahu, the island’s figurative navel, with sweeping views over the central plain toward the Ko‘olau mountains to the east and the Wai‘anae range to the west. With her adorable mini-labradoodle Milo lapping at her slippered toes, the environmental attorney surveys...

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One evening, years ago, Dennis Hart’s mother told him that she wanted to go for a hike.

She was in her 80s then, her health unsteady, but she had an important destination in mind: the remnants of the ancient Hawaiian villages of Kauleoli and Ki’ilae. As a young girl, she’d spent seasons...

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Governor David Ige’s goal of doubling local food production by the year 2030 got a boost this week with the addition of 194 acres of a former Dole pineapple property to the Whitmore North Agricultural Lands in Central Oʻahu.

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The people of Hawai‘i will forever be able walk the path of South Kona’s ancestors, thanks to the purchase and protection of the 59‐acre Kauleolī fishing village by The Trust for Public Land, the National Park Service’s Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail, and lineal descendants of the area.

American flag flying in front of mountains
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Protecting land brings all kinds of people together—in our work across the country, we’ve seen creative collaborations between everyone from hikers and birders to utility districts and railroads. But there’s one type of conservationist you might find especially surprising: military bases. ...

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As the director of the Hawaiian Islands Program for The Trust for Public Land, Hong, 50, has helped communities across O‘ahu preserve hundreds of acres of wild coastline from development in 2015 alone.

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Prominent local businessman Edmund C. Olson has made a $2 million gift to The Trust for Public Land to permanently endow the position of Hawai'i State Director, it was announced today.

Aerial photo of Kawela Bay, Hawaii
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Its idyllic setting on Oahu’s North Shore makes the coastline surrounding Turtle Bay Resort a choice location for wildlife, beach-goers, and even film crews: sharp eyes might recognize it as the backdrop for Forgetting Sarah Marshall and the TV series Lost. Despite all the...

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Aloha Kuamo‘o ‘Aina (AKA) and The Trust for Public Land announced today that they have successfully acquired the ancient Kuamo‘o battlefield and burial grounds on Hawai‘i Island south of Kona, 47 acres of makai land that is rich in history, cultural treasures, burial sites, and a portion of the...

The Trust for Public Land and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs are now working on a greenprint plan 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.

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