Restoring trust and the watershed

Jessica Else/The Garden Island

About 20 people gathered to hear about the Loop Road repairs project on Sunday afternoon.

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This photo shows the filled in roadblock across Loop Road, entering the Lihue-Koloa Forest Reserve. It was dug by the state in early August and was removed by community members about a week later.

Jessica Else/The Garden Island

Large rocks were placed in early August across Loop Road next to a trench just after passing through the Keahua Arboretum. They were removed about a week later.

HANAMAULU — There’s a need to establish trust between hunters and gatherers on Kauai and the state that manages the forests upon which they rely to feed their families.