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Kuka`iau Ranch Acquisition Wins Much of 2017’s Legacy Land Funds

Breaking with a decade of past practice, the state Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) in May supplanted funding recommendations from the Legacy Land Conservation Commission with its own.

At the state Board of Land and Natural Resources’ May 26 meeting, DOFAW administrator David Smith recommended that it fully fund a request for $738,346 to complete the agency’s acquisition of nearly 4,500 acres at Kuka`iau Ranch, rather than provide $838,346 to a project to protect lands surrounding the Ala Kahakai Trail in Waikapuna . . .

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