Founded in the year 2000, The Kohala Center is an independent, community-based center for research, conservation, and education.
We turn research and ancestral knowledge into action, so that communities in Hawai‘i and around the world can thrive—ecologically, economically, culturally, and socially. Our main areas of interest are energy self-reliance, food self-reliance, and ecosystem health.

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This Saturday at Native Books/ Na Mea Hawaii in Honolulu! Meet former Mellon-Hawai‘i doctoral fellow Dr. Keao NeSmith as he talks about Ka Hopita, his translation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. ... See MoreSee Less

Book Celebration | Ka Hopita 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM He wahi hoʻomanaʻo! Come by Nā Mea Hawaiʻi/Native Books to celebrate the newest contribution to the Hawaiian Language!

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If youʻre not following our Images of Kohala: Source of Water, Source of Life project, you are missing out on some stunning images of the forests, streams, waterfalls, and wildlife that inhabit Kohala Mountain, like this stunning shot of Pololū Valley taken this morning by Andrew Richard Hara : Photographer. Lucky we live Hawai‘i! Aloha! ... See MoreSee Less

This just in. Pololu Valley from this morning's mission! Mahalo to David Okita, owner of Volcano Helicopters for master piloting over the Kohala Mountains to help support The Kohala Center and Kohala Watershed Partnership on our Images of Kohala: Source of Water, Source of Life Photographer in residence project!

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