Less than 10% of historical forest cover
remains on Leeward Haleakalā.
Over the last 200 years, overgrazing by feral cows, pigs and goats as well as the introduction of invasive plant species and disease has decimated our native ecosystems on the mountain.
Data: EcoAdapt, 2017; HAWP: 30 by 30 Watershed Forests Target
Only 15% of priority watershed lands in Hawai'i are currently protected.
Maui is experiencing greater numbers of consecutive dry days, especially at higher elevations, increasing risk of fire.
Maui’s groundwater base flow is decreasing.
We are experiencing more intense rain events due to a warmer atmosphere – however, in Hawai‘i overall rainfall has declined.
Recognizing an opportunity to reverse the reduction of native forested lands, our coalition of landowners and agencies has partnered with volunteers to make positive change for our leeward watersheds.
Acres of Watershed Lands
Managed in Partnership
Native Seedlings Planted
Seedballs made by Maui students
Miles of fences maintained to protect native ecosystems