The Kaiholena preserve of the Nature Conservancy is located mauka of our camps here on the Big Island. Today we had the opportunity to head up to this preserve where we helped the people who care for the native forest there move lumber to clear some work that will be happening to create a sleeping quarter for volunteers. We then helped to clear some fence line so that cattle can start grazing lower sections of the land again. During each of our breaks we were able to admire the astounding views that no many people have the privilege of seeing, as you need to be volunteering to enter this area. After our volunteer project morning we headed at lunch in the shelter while listening to our guides tell us about the history of the land, both ancient and modern and the native plants we were soon to see on the forest trail. After lunch we entered the forest to see intact native species, some of which are found few other places. Thank you to the Nature Conservancy and to the malama group for making this day possible.