Photo: ‘Aha Kūkā Advisory Council members
Photo Courtesy: Kaipo Kīaha

OHA Trustees presented ‘Aha Kūkā Advisory Council members with a resolution thanking them for their help in creating a Comprehensive Management Plan for Wao Kele o Puna during a board meeting in Kona on Sept. 7. ‘Aha Kūkā is comprised of nine community members – Faye Hanohano, Charles Heaukulani, Jennifer Johansen, Luana Jones, Drew Kapp, Leila Kealoha, Terri Lei Napeahi (Pele Defense Fund representative), Lisa Hall-Peleiholani, and René Siracusa – with additional contributors including Palikapu Dedman and Dana Keawe from the Pele Defense Fund; Emily Nae‘ole and Paula Kekahuna from the Maku‘u Farmers Association; and Ric Lopez and Flint Hughes from the U.S. Forest Service. Read more here about the Comprehensive Management Plan.