Maui Business

New Grant Available for Conservation Work on Lānaʻi

September 24, 2019, 1:58 PM HST
* Updated September 27, 8:53 AM
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A new grant program is hoping to bridge cultural heritage and conservation efforts on Lānaʻi. 

Land management company Pūlama Lānaʻi and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced today that they are accepting proposals for their five-year Kuahiwi a Kai (mountain to sea) partnership. 

The grant program will allocate $400,000 for projects that enhance Lānaʻiʻs coral reefs, native plants and animals, and sensitive coastal cultural sites. 

Recipients are also expected to foster co-management efforts with Lāna‘i’s community stakeholders. 

“It is our hope that following the practice of managing lands from mauka to makai will not only help restore the natural landscape, but also help to return the nearshore reef to its former abundance as well,” Pūlama Lānaʻi COO Kurt Matsumoto said.

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“This type of approach will allow us to make a meaningful conservation impact on the island we love.”

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Pre-proposals for the Kuahiwi a Kai funding opportunity are due by Oct. 18.

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