Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative

What We Do

Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative (HLRI) is redefining endemic/native forestry in Hawaii. Through cutting-edge technology, we differentiate ourselves by geo-tagging each tree, ensuring accountability. As the sole carbon-certified project in Hawaii (Gold Standard Certified in the US), we’re leading towards a carbon-neutral future. Our holistic approach addresses environmental challenges—wildlife conservation, air quality, erosion control, reef protection, watershed recharge, and green job creation. Beyond trees, we reshape eco-tourism in Hawaii and engage the community through eco-tours, education, and cultural initiatives. At HLRI, it’s not just about planting; it’s about cultivating a sustainable future for Hawaii.

Who We Are

Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative (HLRI, Legacytrees.org) is a non-profit organization founded in 2014 that works to preserve economically viable and sustainable endemic/native Hawaiian forests, protect Hawaii’s endangered species, sequester carbon, and recharge watersheds.

We are witnessing the rebirth of the endemic/native Hawaiian forests.  The forests provide critical habitat for some of Hawaii’s rarest birds and protects Hawaii’s reef and ocean life. The native Hawaiian forests are where Hawaii’s rich culture start and stories live.  Together, we help keep the stories thriving! Currently, our forests are located on the Big Island of Hawaii and Oahu.

Cause Areas

Health & Wellness, Environmental Conservation, Cultural Preservation, Community Engagement, Non Profit Support

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