Hawaii Island Land Trust

HILT is a community-based, non-political, non-profit corporation whose purpose is to provide an inclusive approach to land preservation on the island of Hawai'i.  Working in cooperation and collaboration with the local community, HILT's mission is accomplished by interacting with landowners and managers who voluntarily choose to protect their land.  HILT consults and collaborates with private organizations and government to coordinate and optimize a variety of private and public resources.  The objective of HILT is to further the interests of landowners and land conservation through a variety of tools such as voluntary easements and land donations or purchases.


Hawaii Island Land Trust has three main organizational goals.

Goal 1: Operations
To establish a strong community-based organization with diversified sources of financial support.

Goal 2: Public Awareness
Educate and build alliances with landowners, developers, community groups, government agencies, the business community, and visitors.

Goal 3: Land Conservation
Institute a program to successfully acquire, preserve, and protect selected parcels of coastal land.

Population to be served: the residents of Hawaii, now numbering about 130,000. Also, our visitors to Hawaii County, now numbering about 2.4 million per year.

Contact Hawaii Island Land Trust

79-983 Kealaola St
PO Box 976
Kealakekua, Hawaii  96750-0976
Phone: (808) 324-4458
Fax: 808-324-0058


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Hawaii

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