Public Access, Open Space & Natural Resources Presv. Fund Commission

The Public Access, Open Spaces and Natural Resources Preservation Fund Commission recommends a biennial list of lands or other property entitlement to be acquired for conservation purposes.  These purposes include public outdoor recreation and education, access to beaches and mountains; preservation of historic or culturally important land areas and sites; protection of significant habitats or ecosystems, including buffer zones; preserving forests, beaches, coastal areas, and agricultural lands; protecting watershed lands to preserve water quality and water supply; conserving land in order to reduce erosion, floods, landslides, and runoff; improving public access to, and enjoyment of, public land, and open space; acquiring public access to public land, and open space; conserving land for open space and scenic values; and improving public pedestrian access to coastal areas.

The Commission consists of nine members.  Four members are appointed by the Mayor including individuals from the following areas: Waimea – Kekaha; Lihue – Hanamaulu; Kapaa – Wailua; and one at-large.  Four members are appointed by the County Council including individuals from the following areas:  Hanapepe – Eleele; Koloa – Poipu – Kalaheo; Anahola to Haena and one at-large.  One member is appointed by the Commission.  All members serve staggered three year terms.     

For more information about the duties and responsibilities of the Commission, please refer to Kauai County Code, Section 6-14.2.

Meeting Time/Location: 1:00pm, Meeting Room 2A/2B, 2nd Thursday of each month

For more information on upcoming meetings, please refer to the calendar on the Boards and Commissions home page.


  • Jonathan Lucas, Chair
  • Robin Pratt, Vice Chair
  • Taryn Dizon
  • Mark Ono
  • Mai Shintani
  • William Kinney
  • Vacant (Commisson: At Large)
  • Vacant (Mayor: At-Large)
  • Vacant (Hanapepe-Eleele)

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