Malama Maha`ulepu
Preserve Kauai's Wilderness Heritage
Preservation Principles

In working for the preservation of Maha`ulepu, Malama Maha`ulepu is guided by the following principles or touchstones:

Maha`ulepu is a heritage landscape where it is possible to preserve natural, scenic, cultural, historic, scientific and recreational resources.

Maha`ulepu is a sacred place (wahi pana) with wahi kapu or restricted places. It is a place of refuge or pu'uhonua , safe and peaceful for people as well as for flora and fauna.

Maha`ulepu should be kept largely as it is.

The ahupua`a framework of care taking and management of the watershed from mountain peak into the ocean shall be applied to Maha`ulepu.

Public access to Maha`ulepu shall be perpetual and appropriate.

The landowner of Maha`ulepu should receive fair value for land dedicated or sold for public purposes.

Preservation of Maha`ulepu is an opportunity for collaboration among multiple contributing public and private partners.

Preservation of Maha`ulepu can build upon the legacy of Kipu Kai, a future state park.

Any future management should include representation of the diverse interests and users, both active and passive.

How To Help
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Malama Events - Participate!

Join us at Maha`ulepu for stewardship, bio survey and education events.