Hawaiʻi is a special place for its many residents and visitors. The landscapes that support agriculture and food security, provide habitat for our native species, replenish our drinking water, renew our spirit, and tie us to Hawaiʻi’s ancestral past are facing increasing threats. The Oʻahu Greenprint is a map-based plan developed by The Trust for Public Land and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to balance development with conservation in order to preserve these values for future generations. Values-based community input was integrated with science-based data to create maps that illustrate opportunities for land conservation. The goals and strategies outlined in the Greenprint aim to help accommodate the population growth of the coming decades while protecting the island's most beloved landscapes.
Townscape assisted with the Oʻahu Greenprint by conducting outreach activities to collect community feedback on what values are important when prioritizing lands on Oʻahu for conservation. Townscape also assisted with the organization of the steering committee and data collection.