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Learn About Land Preservation Incentives

Community Contributed

By Jean Brokish, Oahu Resource Conservation and Development Council

The public is invited to attend a workshop exploring strategies and financial incentives to preserve and care for Hawaii’s agricultural lands on Thursday May 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the OHA conference room in Kaunakakai.

The Molokai Land Trust has been working with partners from around the state to bring this workshop to Molokai.

“This workshop will be of interest to landowners and people dedicated to caring for Molokai’s agricultural lands,” said Butch Haase, executive director for the land trust.

The morning session includes an overview of land preservation tools, including conservation easements and Important Ag Lands designation, and information on a variety of available funding sources.  The afternoon session includes round table discussions with our expert presenters, including representatives from federal, state and county agencies, local land trusts and conservation organizations, and landowners who have decided to preserve their land.

A $20 registration fee is required and covers refreshments and lunch.  Participants may register at oahurcd.org (information and registration link located in the banner on left side).  Questions about the workshop or the registration process should be directed to Jean at Oahu RC&D, 808-622-9026.


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