Project Area

study-areaThe study area is comprised of about 67,000 acres of farm land that meet the eligibility requirements for consideration under the county designation process.

“Each county shall identify and map potential IAL within its jurisdiction based on the standards and criteria in section 205-44 and the intent of this part, except lands that have been designated, through the state land use, zoning, or county planning process, for urban use by the State or county

(HRS 205-47a)

The screening process to determine lands in the study area excluded over 78 percent of the land area on O‘ahu, based on exclusions specified in HRS, Chapter 205. Excluded lands represent some 316,000 acres that were not included in the study area.  Land is considered ineligible for IAL by the county if it meets at least one of the following conditions:

  • In the state Urban or State Conservation Land Use Districts
  • Owned by the Federal government Owned by the State government (including land owned by DHHL and OHA)
  • Owned by an individual landowner, if more than 50 percent of that landowner’s property is already designated as IAL, or
  • Designated by county land use plans or zoning for urban use.

Acres Designated as IAL, Statewide

Acres Designated as IAL, Statewide

To date, a total of 111,139 acres statewide have been designated as IAL, which is about five percent of the total acreage (1,928,034 acres) in the State Agricultural District.  On O‘ahu, following the March 2015 approval of Kamehameha Schools petition, a total of 10,270 acres have been designated as IAL.