Pono Pacific

Pono Pacific Land Management, LLC (Pono Pacific) was founded in 2000 by John Leong, who also founded Kupu, to assist conservation managers and landowners with the monumental task of protecting Hawai’i’s natural resources. The company’s culture is rooted in the Hawaiian word “pono” or doing what is right and living with integrity.

By providing cost-effective natural resource management services since 2000, Pono Pacific has grown to work with private and government land owners in activating working lands, creating sustainable food systems, restoring sensitive ecosystems, protecting both endemic and indigenous species, protecting vital watersheds, managing conservation lands, and repairing/constructing nature trails.

Pono Pacific is a Hawai’i-based, locally owned, SBA Company. See the “Services” section for more details on our conservation solutions.

Partner Category

We often partner with non-governmental conservation organizations on conservation projects, whether it's to conserve identified species such as the monarch butterfly or to advise on land acquisition for conservation so that it has the greatest benefit for species.

Here we partner with a wider variety of other organizations on projects to meet shared conservation goals.

Other Partners

Here are just a few of our National Partners. You can view the full list of FWS partners, along with the regions and areas of focus our work together entails.

Partnership Services

Through our partnerships we are able to expand our capabilities through the inclusion of services in areas such as:

  • Grant opportunities
  • Sponsorship of grants
  • Cooperative Agreements

To find out more about how our partner provides services view our partner services below.