HFIA initiated restoration efforts at the Kaloko Makai Dryland Forest Preserve in July 2011. The 154-acre dryland preserve was set aside to offset the impacts of constructing Ane Keohokalole Highway, which will intersect with Hina Lani Street in North Kona. HFIA entered into a four-year contract with Nan Inc., the company contracted to build the highway. Others involved include the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Hawai‘i County Department of Public Works, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and landowners Stanford Carr Developments and Lanihau Properties.
A team has been assembled consisting of Peter Simmons, HFIA/HFI; Mike Donoho, Kukui Planning Company; Jill Wagner, Future Forests Nursery; Sally Rice and Derrick Nishimura, Agro Resources; Leonard Bisel, Leonard Bisel Associates, and Heather Simmons, HFIA/HFI.