Kawainui Marsh Wetland Restoration and Habitat Enhancement Plan


The State Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife is implementing restoration improvements to about 80 acres of Kawainui Marsh located in Kailua district of the island of O‘ahu. The project is funded by The US Fish and Wildlife Service, The Castle Foundation, and DOFAW.  60 acres of restore wetland habitat for  the endangered Ae’o, Alae Ula, Alae Keo keo and Koloa.  The rest of the 20 acres will be used to reforest upland portions of the marsh for native trees, community recreation areas, and educational opportunities for the neighboring communities.

The Kawainui Marsh Wetland Restoration and Habitat Enhancement Plan identifies improvements planned consisting of: 1) wetland restoration and erosion control; 2) habitat restoration for native Hawaiian waterbirds, migratory shorebirds and waterfowl, and native fish species; 3) improvements to support DOFAW’s maintenance operations; and 4) public access to the marsh.

The restoration plan for the marsh is now available. Please click on the links below to review all or part of the document:

Cover and Title Page

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4



For more information, Please view the attached fact sheet and Public Hearing PowerPoint from July of 2010