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Kou trees once grew abundantly in the sunny leeward lowlands across the Hawaiian Islands. Its broad leaves cast cooling shade over coastal villages, and its seeds were a source of food. But it was the kou's heartwood—light but strong, easy to carve, resistant to rot, with a fine caramel and...

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He punawai kahe wale ke aloha.
Love is a spring that flows freely.
 Hawaiian proverb

Chris Cramer was finishing another day’s work at the edge of Kanewai Spring when he first heard the sound of water. It...

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Ka Iwi Coast Mauka Lands – a culturally important and spectacular scenic coastline located in east O‘ahu that has been threatened with development for decades – will be preserved in perpetuity in its natural state. The announcement, made today by the City and County of Honolulu, State of Hawai‘i, Ka Iwi Coalition, Livable Hawai‘i Kai Hui and The Trust for Public Land, ends a 40-year-long struggle to protect this beloved landscape.

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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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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 Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail.

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