Why TNC Selected This Site
The rainforest of Kamakou is like no other forest on the planet. It is an important source of water for Moloka‘i and is a magnificent natural treasure.
What TNC Has Done/Is Doing
Moloka‘i Ranch, Ltd. granted a conservation easement to TNC in 1982 to restore the area and protect it in perpetuity. Kamakou Preserve is managed in partnership with the State Department of Land & Natural Resources through the Natural Area Partnership Program.
TNC is a founding member of the East Moloka‘i Watershed Partnership, of which Kamakou is a part. The main focus of the Moloka‘i partnership is to protect and enhance high-quality native Hawaiian rainforest communities.