Pu’u ‘Opae Farm and Irrigation Plan, Kekaha, Kauaʻi

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is seeking beneficiary input on a long-term land use request by the Kekaha Hawaiian Homestead Association of approximately 230 acres mauka of Kekaha, adjacent to the Puʻu ʻOpae Reservoir, to implement their farm and irrigation project. 

Before the Hawaiian Homes Commission takes action on the land use request, the DHHL is collecting manaʻo from Kauaʻi beneficiaries.

We encourage beneficiaries send comments via email or mail to our DHHL Planning Office at:

  • DHHL.Planning@hawaii.gov; or
  • Department of Hawaiian Home Lands
    ATTN: Planning Office
    P.O. Box 1879
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96805

The 30-day comment period for beneficiaries ends February 17, 2017. A Beneficiary Consultation Report reflecting beneficiary manaʻo on the request will be presented to the HHC in March 2017.


Background Information

1 Proposed Action or Issue for Discussion Kekaha Hawaiian Homestead Association (KHHA) has requested long term use of approximately 230 acres to implement their farm and irrigation project on lands mauka of Kekaha adjacent to the Pu’u ‘Opae Reservoir.
2 Notification  

3 Meeting Schedule
  • Beneficiary Consultation Meeting
    Tuesday, January  17, 2016
    Kekaha Elementary School Cafeteria
    6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
4 Presentation and Feedback
5 Final Report
  • To come
6 Decision-Making
  • To come