Spanning nearly 30,000 acres, Haleakalā Ranch was incorporated in the Kingdom of Hawai‘i during the reign of King David Kalākaua, and is one of Maui’s largest and oldest family-owned businesses. Shortly after its incorporation, Henry Perrine Baldwin was elected president of the Ranch, which at the time included Haleakalā Crater. In 1925, Baldwin’s sons Harry and Sam became president and manager, respectively, and during their tenure, brokered a land exchange that enabled what was then the Territory of Hawai‘i to acquire the crater. In 1961, congress designated the summit as Haleakalā National Park. The Baldwins also facilitated the planting of 10,000 trees, opened the first local dairy and introduced the sport of polo to Maui.
Today, Haleakalā Ranch carries on its tradition of environmental stewardship. Among its many efforts, it granted more than 5,000 acres of native rainforest to The Nature Conservancy, created a 1,200-acre preserve to safeguard Haleakalā National Park, and is an active member of both the East Maui and Leeward Haleakalā Restoration Watershed Partnerships.
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