Fueled by hurricane winds and drought conditions, catastrophic wildfires began on multiple islands in Hawaiʻi on August 8, 2023. The fires rapidly gained intensity leaving communities devastated throughout the state. Maui Island endured multiple uncontrolled fires leaving many homes, communities, businesses, and land devastated. Ranches and farms have also been burned. A few structures and piles of ash are what remains of historic Lāhainā town, and search and rescue efforts continue to find survivors. We humbly ask you to share this announcement and if you have the means to consider donating to the agricultural producers in Hawaiʻi whose livelihoods have been threatened and whose lives will be forever altered from these tragic events.
Checks can be made to "Hawaii Rangeland Stewardship Foundation" and mailed to
PO Box 934
Hilo, HI 96721
Mahalo for your support of Hawaii's paniolo!
The HRSF is a nonprofit corporation under section 501c3 of the US Internal Revenue code. A portion of your donation is tax deductible as allowed by law and your tax situation.
The Hawaii Rangeland Stewardship Foundation (HRSF) is committed to enhancing sound rangeland stewardship practices through the support of programs that bring together science, technology, and expertise. With 20% of Hawaii's lands in rangeland, ranchers, resource managers, and sound stewardship practices have a positive impact on practices that honor the past, present, and future of Hawaii's lands.
We all have a stake in how Hawaii's open space rangeland is managed. Hawaii rangeland contributes to our quality of life and broader community through watershed enhancement, carbon sequestration, habitat preservation, wildfire mitigation, noxious weed control, scenic beauty, and preserving cultural values. Our Foundation offers the community an opportunity to support the funding of a broad variety of educational, research, and outreach programs targeted at bringing together the best of resource and industry management expertise, science, and those who are the boots on the ground.