Kilo Puʻuwaʻawaʻa

Hoʻi ka paona no ka ʻāina ma ka hana, to return the balance of land through doing.

Thursday, April 14
12:30pm -- 2:00pm

The Pu'uwa'awa'a Community Based Subsistence Forest Area (P-CBSFA) is a unique multi-partner, place based, and community-centered approach to forest restoration that holds significant value, relevance, and applicability in stewardship efforts throughout Hawaiʻi and beyond. Building on the momentum of comparable community-centered restoration efforts ma kai, the P-CBSFA was conceived and born into existence by lineal descendants of Pu‘uwa‘awa‘a working in partnership with representatives from local, national, and international agencies.

Our approach to restore 84-acres atop Puʻuwaʻawaʻa centers on trust and relationship building to identify and realize long-term stewardship goals and outcomes across environmental, social, and cultural dimensions. Our P-CBSFA Stewardship Plan and recently published Relationship-Based Stewardship Framework, in particular, champions a procedure that implements decolonial advances to the structure and nature of environmental conservation in Hawaiʻi.


Contact Information:

  • Phone: 932-7418
  • Email: kipuka [at]


Kilo Puʻuwaʻawaʻa