BLNR: Conservation Easement For Kaiholena South

The view at Kaiholena, courtesy the County of Hawaii.

NORTH KOHALA, Hawaii – Today on Oahu the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources is expected to approve a request to add a Conservation Easement to a planned 34.63 acre Legacy Land Conservation purchase at Kaiholena South. The easement will be held by the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust, which is funding $89,945 towards the […]

NORTH KOHALA: County Council reflects on land preservation

by David Corrigan & Stephanie Salazar KAIHOLENA, Hawaii: North Kohala’s public land acquisition efforts continue. At last week’s County Council Finance committee meeting, lawmakers gave a positive recommendation to a resolution authorizing the mayor to enter into an agreement with the state of Hawaii, the Board of Land and Natural Resources, the Legacy Land Conservation […]

VIDEO: North Kohala coastal land acquisition celebrated


Video by Lynn Beittel, Visionary Video | Voice of Stephanie Salazar LAPAKAHI, Hawaii: On Wednesday, the community in North Kohala gathered to celebrate a series of public land acquisitions. A ho’olaule’a was heldĀ here along the scenic stretch of coast… where land parcels in Kaiholena, Pao’o, and Lapakahi – that’s Kaipuha’a and Lamalaloa – were recently […]

VIDEO: Council debates new open space list

Two weeks ago, Big Island Video News reported on the new prioritized listing for possible open space acquisitions in Hawaii County. This week that list found its way before the County Council Committee for review. Inevitably, some council-members wondered why their districts appeared shortchanged in terms of land priorities. The entire purpose of the open […]