In recognition of the deleterious impact of coastal erosion on the Hawaiian homestead communities of Kalamaʻula, Kapaʻakea, Kamiloloa, and One Aliʻi, the Department of Hawaiian HomeLands (DHHL) commissioned a Shoreline Erosion Management Plan (SEMP). Its purpose is to develop a strategy to proactively manage shoreline resources that are vulnerable to erosion. This will be achieved through community dialogue as well as thoughtful consideration of South Molokaʻiʻs socioeconomic conditions and cultural, natural, and recreational resources. The extent of the area considered by the SEMP includes four community’s on the Island’s south shore. We are excited to be collaborating with the community, agency, and professional partners in developing the SEMP.