Environment - Hawaiʻi
The Foundation is committed to two priority areas in environment in Hawaiʻi: invasive species prevention and the development of the next generation of environmental leaders in Hawaiʻi.
In 2010, Hauʻoli Mau Loa Foundation commissioned Dr. Makena Coffman and her team to help inform development of its environmental grantmaking strategy in Hawaiʻi. You can learn more about the strategy development here.
We believe that the long-term effectiveness of environmental conservation work and organizations in Hawaiʻi depends upon a new generation of environmental resource managers who mirror the local demographic and come from the communities in which conservation work is needed or taking place. The Foundation has partnered with key Hawaiʻi-based organizations that engage and prepare the next generation of environmental leaders in Hawaiʻi. Learn more about Environmental Leadership Pathways.
Since 2011, the Foundation has partnered with the Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species (CGAPS) to prevent invasive pests from entering Hawaiʻiʻs precious environment. Formed in 1995, CGAPS is a voluntary partnership comprised primarily of management-level staff from every major agency and organization involved in Hawai‘i-based invasive species work; including federal, state, county and private entities. View the CGAPS Strategic Plan (2015 – 2019) to learn more about their priority issues.