Waikōloa Dry Forest Initiative

What We Do

The Waikōloa Dry Forest Initiative was formed in 2011 to protect, promote, and restore a native Hawaiian dry forest. After years of grassroots advocacy in the community and collaboration with the Waikōloa Village Outdoor Circle, the Waikōloa Dry Forest Preserve was established to protect many of the remaining native trees in the region. Since then, our community has come together to restore our forest, educate our keiki, and ensure a future for the lowland dry forest of Waikōloa.

Who We Are

Waikōloa is a large ahupua‘a situated between the ahupua‘a of Lālāmilo and Pu‘uanahulu. These important land divisions stretch from mauka to makai and in their delineation, allow us to better understand the historic role of people in each place. Waikōloa, is one of the driest places in the Hawaiian archipelago and as such, known historic populations were concentrated near the sources of water; namely near Waikōloa’s coastline at ‘Anaeho‘omalu and Kalāhuipua‘a.

Cause Areas

Keiki, Environmental Conservation, Education & Training, Community Engagement

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Waikōloa Dry Forest Initiative

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