Speaker Date Topic
Division of Forestry and Wildlife (cancelled) Apr 09, 2020 12:00 PM
Helemano Wilderness Recreation Area

Dole Food Company’s sale of its Central O‘ahu land holdings presents a unique opportunity to provide recreation while fostering sustainability for O’ahu. The Helemano Wilderness Recreation Area acquisition has secured high priority watersheds, native forest, and habitat for the endangered official state mammal – the Hawaiian Hoary Bat – and many other native species. It also adds significant access and acreage for hunters, hikers, campers, and other outdoor recreationists to explore the Ko‘olau Mountains, as well as providing opportunities for reforestation that will create a hub for forestry products that will supply woodworkers with locally sourced materials.

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