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HAWAIIAN LEGACY REFORESTATION INITIATIVE

We do not inherit the aina from our kupuna; We borrow it from our keiki.

aka LegacyTrees.org   |   Honolulu, HI   |  https://www.legacytrees.org

Mission

Promote & assist in reforestation of Hawaii forest land with endemic Hawaiian species of trees & plants that originally grew in such locations, thereby assisting in watershed protection, expansion of critical habitat for native species, to participate & fund research into Hawaiian animal and plant life with objective of expanding the native forests of Hawaii, to acquire land and conservation easements for planting endemic Hawaiian plants & trees, to accomplish the mission which enhances understanding of integral relationship between Hawaiian cultural, tradition & history with resource management of the endemic Hawaiian forest, to use & economic benefit of forest products & the sustainable planting of trees & to monitor conservation easements for existing lands with conservation easements.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

Susanne Kurisu

Main address

PO Box 22435

Honolulu, HI 96823 USA

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EIN

46-5002476

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Legacy Tree Sponsorship Program

Legacy Trees are sponsored one tree at a time by individuals organizations and corporations. Each tree is tagged with a unique RFID and GPS location, allowing the individual to track the tree throughout its lifetime using applications such as Google Earth and HLRI's TimberTracker. A certificate of planting is produced to commemorate the sponsorship and can be given as a gift or memorial. The Legacy Tree sponsorship cost is $120.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Hawaiian Legacy Forest Awarded State's 1st Ever International Gold Standard Carbon Certification 2015

Gold Standard Foundation

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Area of land, in hectares, indirectly controlled by the organization and under sustainable cultivation or sustainable stewardship

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Family relationships, Health, Religious groups

Related Program

Legacy Tree Sponsorship Program

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Within this land area we have planted more than 500,00 trees all which are native or endemic to Hawaii.

Area of land, in hectares, directly controlled by the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Family relationships, Health, Religious groups, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Legacy Tree Sponsorship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This land is comprised of 46.5 acre visitor center facility on Hawaii Island and 82 acre Legacy Forest on Oahu.

Area of land, in hectares, directly controlled by the organization and under sustainable cultivation or sustainable stewardship

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Family relationships, Health, Religious groups

Related Program

Legacy Tree Sponsorship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This land is comprised of 46.5 acre visitor center facility on Hawaii Island and 82 acre Legacy Forest on Oahu.

Number of acres of land protected

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Family relationships, Health, Religious groups

Related Program

Legacy Tree Sponsorship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have successfully converted this denuded pasture land into native and endemic Hawaiian forest and also have seen the return of Hawaii's rare and endangered endemic birds.

Acres of land that have been reforested by the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Family relationships, Health, Religious groups

Related Program

Legacy Tree Sponsorship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have successfully converted a total of 1159.1 acres of denuded pastureland into a fully functioning ecosystem.

Number of species introduced to the area(s) managed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Family relationships, Health, Religious groups

Related Program

Legacy Tree Sponsorship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These forested lands now contain more than 500,000 native and endemic trees. This does not included thousands of shrubs, grasses, and other native and endemic understory plants

Number of invasive species removed from managed area(s)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Family relationships, Health, Religious groups

Related Program

Legacy Tree Sponsorship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

To date we have removed more than 100,000 invasive species.

Acres of land managed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Family relationships, Health

Related Program

Legacy Tree Sponsorship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total percent of forest cover for the service area

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Family relationships, Health, Religious groups

Related Program

Legacy Tree Sponsorship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Acres of natural habitat restored

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Family relationships, Health, Religious groups

Related Program

Legacy Tree Sponsorship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of individuals applying skills learned through the organization's training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Family relationships, Health, Religious groups

Related Program

Legacy Tree Sponsorship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of trees cared for

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Legacy Tree Sponsorship Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To plant 1.3 million endemic trees in Hawaii.

Foster partnerships with green minded corporate entities who would make long term commitments to sponsor these Legacy Trees.

We have been very successful and have helped plant more than 30,000 trees per year.

We have planted more than 550,000 endemic trees, formed over 80 tree planting partnerships and support over 400 other non-profits world wide through this program. We still have 750,000 trees to go.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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HAWAIIAN LEGACY REFORESTATION INITIATIVE

Board of directors
as of 02/29/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Francis Wong

Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative

Term: 2017 -

Jeffrey Dunster

Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative

Francis Wong

Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative

Jason Hoopai

Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative

Susan Dujmovic

Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No