" ‘A‘ohe hana nui ke alu ‘ia"
No task is too big when done together by all
Uhiwai was founded with collaboration as a cornerstone. By addressing shared conservation challenges and opportunities across landowner boundaries we view the landscape in a holistic manner, versus delineating ecological challenges by Tax Map Key (TMK) and land ownership. The watershed partnership system has become a statewide model for engaging public and private landowners in effective landscape-level conservation by tackling issues such as wildfire, invasive species, watershed function, erosion, and cultural preservation. Without our partners, the work accomplished to date, as well as the tremendous vision for the future would not be possible. In addition to the landowners that we work with, there are a number of funders, agencies, conservation partners, community groups, scientists, schools, and practitioners that are essential to the success of protecting and restoring Maui’s leeward native watershed forests.
A brief list of some of our current project partners and funders follows:
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Department of Land & Natural Resources, Haleakalā National Park, Ka`ono`ulu Ranch, Kaupō Ranch, Nu`u Mauka Ranch, Thompson Ranch, `Ulupalakua Ranch and Waiohuli Mana Foundation
County Of Maui Office Of Economic Development
Hawai’i Agricultural Research Center
Hawai’i Community Foundation
Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization
Ka ‘Ohana O Kahikinui
Laurence H. Dorcy Hawaiian Foundation
Natural Resources Conservation Service
University of Hawai’i
US Fish and Wildlife Service