What We Do at Malama Mahaulepu
Malama Mahaulepu is working to preserve, for future generations, the irreplaceable natural and cultural resources of Mahaulepu. Its diverse landscape holds a collection of rare natural, cultural, historic, agricultural, scientific, scenic and recreational resources comprising five million years of natural and human history. It is also the last, accessible undeveloped coastal region on Kauai’s rapidly urbanizing South Shore and under constant threat of urban development, commercial agricultural and pollution.
We believe that the Kauai community and its visitors deserve the continuing experience of this beautiful and historic place as an undeveloped area with compatible agricultural, educational and recreational uses.
To achieve preservation, we actively engage with lawmakers, community leaders and landowners: educate ourselves and others about Mahaulepu; seek supporters and partners; and strive to be an inclusive, innovative, competent and collaborative non profit organization.
Our purposes are:
- Education – to increase awareness and knowledge of the importance of Mahaulepu as a preservation opportunity to the public, decision makers and the landowner
- Research – to learn about Mahaulepu’s past, present and options for the future
- Stewardship – to help take care of the resources of Mahaulepu
- Organizational capacity building – to continually assess and develop the effectiveness of Malama Mahaulepu