Watersheds & Conservation
We are a founding member of the East Maui Watershed Partnership, Hawaii’s first private-public sector partnership to preserve the state’s valuable watersheds.
Established in 1991, it served as the model for what is today nine watershed partnerships that exist across the Hawaiian island chain. We are an active member in three of these partnerships, which is commensurate with our land ownership. The mission of these partnerships is to protect vital watersheds that support essential sources of water, native biota, and recreational and aesthetic uses for the people of Hawaii.
On Kauai, we have partnered with The Nature Conservancy to protect two critical parcels on the island with recognized conservation value. The Wainiha Preserve and the Kanaele Bog contain flora and fauna endemic to those areas.
More than a half million dollars was donated by A&B over the past few decades to support watershed and other land conservation efforts.