The Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) has recently acquired 2,882 acres of conservation and former agricultural lands in the Helemano area of Central Oʻahu. This area is now in the process of being placed into the State’s Forest Reserve System and DOFAW has begun developing a plan for the Helemano Wilderness Area. As word has spread of the transfer of these lands to public ownership, excitement has developed regarding the area’s potential. The plan will serve as a tool to promote public access, recreation, and safety while preserving the beauty, history, and natural resources of this unique wilderness. In recognition of the public’s interest and the uniqueness of the area, DOFAW has identified public outreach as a priority.