Collaboration to Create Turtle Bay Conservation Lands

APA Hawaii'i Chapter


Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 2 p.m. HST

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This mobile workshop will take participants through the inside story, process, and execution of the historic Turtle Bay Resort lands conservation easement that closed in October of 2015.  They will learn about the magnificent highlights of this unprecedented conservation effort which preserved approximately 634 acres or 75% of the land area which includes 4.5 miles of coastline.  This win-win-win deal was a monumental collaboration between the private landowners of Turtle Bay Resort, the Trust for Public Land, the North Shore Community Land Trust, the City and County of Honolulu, the State of Hawai‘i, and the United States Army.  Attendees will receive a briefing from the ownership group and see some of the most pristine coastline on O‘ahu’s fabled North Shore from Kahuku Point, the northern-most location on O‘ahu,  to the beautiful and secluded Kawela Bay.


Douglass Cole

Doug Cole was raised on the North Shore of O‘ahu where he learned to appreciate his natural environment, both on land and in the water. As the executive director of the North Shore Community Land Trust (NSCLT) since 2010, Doug’s work focuses on protecting land and natural resources ... Read More

G. Scott McCormack

G. Scott McCormack is the Vice President of Real Estate/Development for Replay Resorts on behalf of Turtle Bay Resort, a 1,300-acre master planned resort community on the North Shore of Oahu. The National Geographic described the Turtle Bay Resort as being one of the “natural wonders of the ... Read More

Lea Hong

Since 2006, Lea Hong has been the Hawaiʻi State Director of The Trust for Public, a national non-profit organization dedicated to conserving land for the public. She previously chaired the environmental and cultural resource law practice group at Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing, a Honolulu law firm, and worked for the ... Read More

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