E HO‘OMAU I NĀ MOKU KOA O MAUI
Make Forever the Koa Forests of Maui
pupukahi i holomua
unite to move forward
The Leeward Haleakalā Watershed Restoration Partnership (LHWRP) is a coalition formed in June 2003, by 11 private and public landowners and supporting agencies.
The 43,175-acre partnership’s goal is to restore dryland forests on Maui island, on the leeward slopes of Haleakalā from Makawao through ‘Ulupalakua to Kaupō between 3,500 and 6,500 feet elevation.
Where have our native forests gone?
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.
WHAT ARE THE
Data: EcoAdapt, 2017; HAWP: 30 by 30 Watershed Forests Target
Maui is experiencing greater numbers of consecutive dry days, especially at higher elevations, increasing risk of fire.
TO PROTECT THE LAND
ʻaʻako aku i ka hana
we got to work
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
WHY WE CARE
kulia i ka nu'u
strive for the summit
Video Filmed & Produced by local keiki in programs with the Maui Huliau Foundation, which was founded to provide unique environmental education programs to Maui's youth.