$48.5M Conservation Deal Reached Between State and Turtle Bay

Apr 17, 2014

Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu
Credit Flickr / Simon_sees
Governor Neil Abercrombie announced the deal alongside State Senator Clayton Hee, Trust for Public Land Program Director Lea Hong, Turtle Bay Resort CEO Drew Stotesbury, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, and Attorney General David Louie.
Credit Molly Solomon

There’s been a new development in the battle over land belonging to the Turtle Bay Resort. Governor Neil Abercrombie has announced a deal that would conserve 665 acres of land on Oahu’s North Shore. The $48.5 million agreement establishes a conservation easement, protecting the coastal area from future resort development. HPR’s Molly Solomon explains.