Dryland Forest Projects

HFIA has been managing the Ka‘ūpūlehu Dryland Forest Restoration project for the past 19 years.  The outreach and education program Ho‘ola Ka Makana‘a (Healing the Place Budding Out of the Lava) involves restoring an endangered 76-acre dryland forest and sharing its historical, cultural, restoration, and scientific aspects with Hawaii’s youth. Youth receive hands-on, land-based, environmental and cultural learning experiences to effect positive change in the areas of responsibility, stewardship, and interdependency of all living things.

In 2009, HFIA expanded it outreach efforts to Kalaemanō Cultural Center and in 2010 to La‘i‘Ōpua Preserve in a collaborative project, Ka Pilina Poina ‘Ole “Connection Not Forgotten”.  In 2011, HFIA initiated weed control, seed collection and propagation, and outplanting efforts at the 150-acre Kaloko Makai Dryland Preserve.
Hui Lā‘au Kama‘āina: Restoration and Education at La‘i‘Ōpua Preserve
Ho‘ola Ka Makana‘a at Ka‘ūpūlehu
Ka Pilina Poina ’Ole “Connection Not Forgotten”
Kaloko Makai Dryland Preserve