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DLNR Sponsors Collaborative Conservation Project

January 27, 2019, 3:37 AM HST
* Updated January 28, 7:11 AM
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The Department of Land and Natural Resources is inviting conservationists and conservation groups to participate in a community survey under its Stewardship Mapping and Assessment Project.

The project is one of the first intensive efforts on behalf of DLNR to gauge the diverse community of groups that take care of Hawaiʻi’s ecosystems.

The project collects survey data to create a public online stewardship database and a map that visualizes the community, civic, and other organizations that mālama ʻāina and kai.

DLNR’s new Stewardship Mapping and Assessment Project promotion. PC: DLNR.

On Oʻahu, the project is starting in the Kona and Koʻolaupoko districts with plans to expand in the future.

The project aims to answer such questions as:

  • Who takes care of this region?
  • Where are there gaps and concentrations of care?
  • Where are groups working, on what issues, and who is working in your community or topic?

Groups that participate in this collaborative effort may benefit from identifying ways to share information, ideas, and resources with other conservation groups.


For more information and to participate in the project, visit

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