and Legacy Lands

In 2018, Hawaii Life launched a Conservation and Legacy Lands initiative in recognition that preserving Hawaiʻi is part of our kuleana as a Hawaiʻi-based brokerage – a responsibility of environmental and cultural stewardship we take seriously. The initiative was launched to further conservation efforts across Hawaii by leveraging our considerable and wide-reaching platform. Please view this video to learn more about the genesis of this crucial effort. 


The goal of the Conservation and Legacy Lands initiative is to support Hawaiian Places and those creating and sustaining them. When we talk about conserving land as a Hawaiian Place, we mean conservation that not only restores and stewards the ecology, but also preserves the stories of place and related practices that make Hawaiʻi distinctive. Giving new life to Hawaiian Places serves to heal people and place, and creates thriving communities where newcomers can connect and contribute.

As a specialized area of real estate practice, Conservation and Legacy Lands focuses on places with environmental, agricultural, or cultural conservation values (or sometimes all of these). These are properties that should either remain entirely undeveloped or whose unique values present a need for conservation through highly sensitive development – which may sometimes be mandated by Hawaiʻi legal and regulatory frameworks.

In addition to listing these unique properties, we are here to generate and expand a pool of committed buyers and donors for conservation purchases in Hawaii, and to represent these clients, as well as communities that steward these properties, in their conservation efforts.  Hawaii Lifeʻs Conservation and Legacy Lands initiative serves our clients by identifying and gathering information about suitable properties across the state, educating our brokers and agents, collaborating with conservation entities, and refining best practices for representing sellers and buyers of properties suitable for conservation in Hawaiʻi.

Featured Conservation Listings

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Featured Blog Articles

Hawaii Life reports on Conservation and Legacy Lands through our blog to provide information and resources for your benefit:

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The Hawaii Life Conservation and Legacy Lands Guidebook

By sharing our valuable knowledge and through our relationships with conservation organizations both locally and nationally, Hawaii Life can help owners of significant historic properties or agricultural holdings, conservation listings and legacy lands to identify appropriate stewardship buyers or conservation strategies for their property.

What Are Conservation and Legacy Lands?
What Are Hawaii Life’s Services in This Area of Expertise?
Who Leads This Effort at Hawaii Life?
Can I Nominate a Conservation Listing That Is Not a Hawaii Life Listing?
Are the properties shown all that are available?
Which Other Key Stakeholders Are Involved?
How Is the State of Hawaii Involved?
In What Other Ways Is the Government Involved?
Conservation and Legacy Lands Resources (Links)

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Our clients, agents and brokers will benefit from the specialized knowledge and experience of the Director of Conservation and Legacy Lands, Beth Thoma Robinson.


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Nominate your listing. Ask questions. Get resources for your properties and practice. We’re here to help!

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Beth Robinson