Our Goals & Vision
Achieve Effective Conservation and Restoration
Increase the area and representation of Hawai‘i’s native terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems and their linkages that are under effective and integrated conservation or restoration management.
Reduce Critical Conservation Threats
Identify and achieve measurable success in reducing or eliminating critical and emerging threats.
BiosecurityReduce alien species introductions into and within
the Hawaiian archipelago, and decrease the presence and impact of
established invasive species within priority conservation areas to the
point that they no longer significantly impact native species diversity
and native ecosystems.
Climate ChangeMinimize Hawai‘i’s carbon footprint and maximize
the resilience of Hawai‘i’s native species, habitat types, and ecosystem
services in the face of climate change.
Watershed ProtectionRegain watershed function by restoring
native vegetation, maintaining or restoring freshwater flow and
groundwater recharge, and reducing sediment load toward natural levels
mauka to makai.
Enhance Conservation Capacity
Increase the number of Hawai‘i’s residents, leaders, and stakeholders who actively support and participate in the conservation of our native ecosystems.
Increase Organizational Capacity
Increase organizational resilience and effectiveness to ensure that HCA remains a strong, vibrant organization supporting unified leadership and advocacy on conservation issues critical to Hawai‘i.