Articles pertaining to the development of land and other resources, in Hawaii and elsewhere, for public and private use. Because Hawaii is an archipelago, the balance between conservation of resources and development of these resources for use is a perpetual back and forth, and finding ways to develop intelligently and sustainably is of paramount importance in the islands.
A proposed fencing project would block this lateral trail to Larsen's Beach across Waioli Corp. land (above). A sign posted at the Larsen's Beach parking lot warns of the dangerous conditions (below). The public has a recorded access to Larsen's, but the trail, as seen here from the beach, has fallen out of its legal alignment (bottom).
Native Hawaiians continue to maintain an ahu erected to commemorate some 30 ancient burials on a North Shore Kauai lot where Joe Brescia is building the house that is visible behind the black dust fence.
The root concern for the plaintiffs is that Turtle Bay's 1985 EIS could remain valid for hundreds of years, even if there are major hurricanes, drastic shoreline erosion, or other significant changes to the community and the land, a legal precedent that could impact numerous other developments that have received some approval but have remained inactive for years.