My life is dependent on yours; your life is dependent on mine
ʻAʻohe hana nui ke alu ʻia
No task is too big when done together by all
The Three Mountain Alliance (TMA) is a watershed partnership that was formed in 2007 and encompasses 1,116,300 acres, or 45%, of Hawaiʻi Island.
With 11 partners, the overall goal of TMA is to sustain the multiple ecosystem benefits of the three mountains of Kīlauea, Mauna Loa, and Hualālai by being responsible stewards of its watershed areas, native habitats and species, historical, cultural, and socio-economic resources for all who benefit from the continued health of the three mountains.
He aliʻi ka ʻāina; he kauwā ke kanaka
The land is chief; man is its servant
The ʻāina that comprises TMA is home to thousands of native species, including rare and threatened or endangered species, many of which are endemic to Hawaiʻi Island. This is no surprise, considering 85% of TMAʻs total land area is composed of native ecosystems.
The ʻāina of TMA are some of the largest expanses of intact native forests that remain throughout the Hawaiian Islands. These ʻāina make up roughly 50% of Hawaiʻiʻs remaining native habitat!
E kuahui like i ka hana
Let everybody pitch in and work together
Endangered species protected
Number of seedlings planted since 2006
Number of volunteers since 2006
Hoʻolale i ka ʻai a ka uʻi
Let the youth show us what they can do
ʻImi Pono no ka ʻĀina, TMA’s education and outreach program, seeks to provide opportunities for people to form pilina, or connections, to our ʻāina through meaningful experiences. Our aloha ‘āina programs strengthen both environmental and cultural consciousness in students, teachers, and community members. We seek to instill a sense of kuleana to the land in order to cultivate ʻāina stewards.
E lawe i ke aʻo a mālama, a e ʻoi mau ka naʻauao
He who takes his teachings and applies them increases his knowledge
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