Waikoloa Village Outdoor Circle


Waikoloa Dry Forest Recovery Project

WVOC has established a community-based forest stewardship plan called the Waikoloa Dry Forest Recovery Project (WDFRP). Its goal is to protect and preserve 275 acres of lowland dry forest containing extremely rare plants and federally designated endangered tree species, all of which played significant roles in the everyday activities and cultural practices of native Hawaiians.

The WDFRP proposal was developed in cooperation with the Natural Resource Conservation Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Hawaii Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Bishop Museum, Amy Greenwell Ethno-botanical Garden, The Kohala Center for Pacific Environments, West Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization, Pu'u Anahulu Community Association, The Nature Conservancy, the Dry Forest Working Group, and Edith Kanakaole Foundation.

Funding for this ambitious project comes from many sources, including cost share reimbursement grants from the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service and State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Forest Stewardship Program, as well as from Waikoloa Village Outdoor Circle's own fundraising activities.

The County of Hawaii's Research and Development Department provided funds for development and printing of informational brochures and other materials, for project signage, and for development and maintenance of this and a soon-to-be dedicated Waikoloa Dry Forest website. Here is a link to the projects website.

Dry Forest
Recovery Project