North Shore Greenprint

In 2011, development pressure along this pristine coastline prompted North Shore Community Land Trust to partner with TPL to guide voluntary land conservation in the region. The comprehensive greenprint project included direct opinions from 300 community members on the types of open space that they valued most highly for conservation. Since the publication of the Greenprint, this partnership has continued to successfully protect some of the high priority parcels that the Greenprint identified.
Year Published2011
StateHawaii
Landscape ContextCoastal
Housing DensityRural
Funding TypeBoth (Public and Private)
Organizations InvolvedThe Trust for Public Land and The North Shore Community Land Trust (NSCLT)
ValuesWater Supply, Water Quality, Open Space/Habitat, Recreation, Viewshed, Working Land, Historic/Cultural Sites
Stakeholder InvolvementStakeholders were informed and engaged through interactive meetings; and over 300 residents were consulted with in decided the core values of the Greenprint through a public tabling proces, referred to as "Speak-outs."
Planning ProcessA Steering Committee directed the project, and recorded and utilized input from citizens. A Technical Advisory Team gathered pertinent and reliable data from various sources. TPL then created asset maps based on this data using GIS analysis, which were subsequently weighted based on community preference identified during the process.  Stakeholders were integrated through community meetings and many were also interviewed by the project conveners.
Desired OutcomesTaken from community members, the central goals included preserving agricultural land and promoting food security, enhancing recreational opportunities, preserving the region's cultural heritage, preserving the beauty of scenic landscapes and viewsheds, protecting habitat for endangered wildlife, enhancing water quality, and protecting the undeveloped coastline. NSCLT aims to achieve these goals through land acquisition and conservation, as well as promoting a culture of voluntary land conservation within the community.
What It AccomplishedIn 2014, TPL and NSCLT secured a conservation easement for high priority recreation and agricultural land near Kawela Bay on the North Shore. NSCLT cites over 6,300 acres of land along the North Shore (both agricultural and preserved) that have been (or are in the process of being) voluntarily conserved.