• biology
  • culture
  • silviculture
  • water
43,175 acres...
Shaded Maui map with LHWRP region
LHWRP Landowners
  • Haleakalā National Park
  • Haleakalā Ranch
  • Jerry Thompson
  • John Zwaanstra
  • Kama‘ole Ranch
  • Kaonoulu Ranch
  • Kaupo Ranch
  • Nu‘u Mauka Ranch
  • State of Hawai‘i—Department of Hawaiian Homelands
  • State of Hawai‘i—Department of Land & Natural Resources
  • ‘Ulupalakua Ranch
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Working together to restore the native forests of leeward Haleakalā to benefit our biological, cultural, economic and water resources.
Overview

When the first Hawaiians glided their wa‘a (canoes) onto the shores of leeward Haleakalā, they beheld one of the tallest and most diverse forests in Oceania. They could not have fathomed that in the next 1500 years, these koa (Acacia koa) forests would become so degraded that they would be scarcely recognizable...

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Supporting Partners
  • County of Maui
  • Hawai‘i Community Foundation
  • Maui Restoration Group
  • State of Hawai‘i—Division of Forestry & Wildlife (LIP)
  • Tri-Isle Resource Conservation & Development Council, Inc.
  • U. S. Department of Agriculture—Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • U. S. Geological Survey
  • University of Hawai‘i—Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit
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Biology
Apapane

Hawai‘i is known as the extinction capitol of the world. In the Hawaiian archipelago, no island has had more extinctions than Maui...

 
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Culture
Hula dancers

Koa logs are one of the premier symbols of the Hawaiian culture as exemplified by its use in construction of the wa‘a (canoe)...

 
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Silviculture
Koa grain

The restoration of koa forest on leeward Haleakalā is also highly important in silviculture and cultural context. Restored koa forest...

 
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Water
Dancers

The restoration of koa forest on southern Haleakalā can help restore the severely depleted regional aquifer by restoring forests...

 
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