about Lanai wind farm
The Historic Hawaii Foundation has named the site of a proposed Lanai wind farm as one of this year's "most endangered historic places."
Historic preservation advocates say the Kaa ahupuaa is significant in Native Hawaiian cultural practices, stories and history.
Historic Hawaii Foundation Executive Director Kiersten Faulkner said community members are concerned a 170-turbine wind farm in the area would disrupt the "cultural landscape" and change the experience of being there.
She says the foundation is hoping for a resolution that would meet the need for renewable energy while respecting a place that is important to Hawaiian culture and history.
Castle & Cooke, which owns 98 percent of Lanai, is proposing to build the wind farm to supply energy to Oahu.