"Huli I ke kanaka pili ke Aukua a nana no I kipaipai ho’I a kakou.
Some time ago I was granted the honor to visit the Kaiholena Preserve in Ka’u. The majestic Mana (spiritual energy) of this rare and uniquely Hawaiian lowland forest literally took my breath away. It felt like stepping into the serene beauty of the ancestor’s land which invoked a deep sense of humbleness and awe-inspiring inner silence within me.
Nurtured by Nature Conservancy, Kaiholena is thriving with native plants and bird life. The beautiful serene Ohia and Koa forest shelters an abundant growth of native Uluhe and Hapu’u ferns.
‘Io, the Hawaiian Hawk, soars high above keeping a watchful eye reminding us to live well, love nature, and Malama ‘Aina (care for the land).
The Menehunes Kaiholena and Makanau and the Nene Goose were created in honor of the magical Kaiholena valley.