The year 2026 commemorates 50 years since the Native Hawaiians and the people of Hawaii fought for the return of Kaho‘olawe. In preparation for this milestone anniversary, the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC), the Protect Kaho‘olawe ‘Ohana and other stewardship organizations will create a strategic plan for the stewardship of Kaho’olawe island mapping out specific goals and objectives to be met from 2014 – 2026.
Your input is extremely valuable to us.
In preparation for the strategic planning process, we will host a series of focus group sessions in order to collect community feedback in the areas of A) research & education; B) resource management; C) infrastructure & governance; and D) Hawaiian cultural practice.
Focus group dates & locations (please choose only one):
Focus group dates & locations:
Thursday, August 22 (6:30 – 8:30 PM) / Central (Wailuku)
Thursday, August 29 (6:30 – 8:30 PM) / South (Kihei)
Monday, September 9 (6:30 – 8:30 PM) / West (Lahaina)
Thursday, September 12 (6:30 – 8:30 PM) / Upcountry (Pukalani/ Makawao)