On December 13 -15, 2022, the Hawaiʻi Wildfire Management Organization and wildland fire managers from Hawaiʻi's county, state, and federal fire agencies joined the Western Fire Leadership Council during their annual strategic planning meeting on Hawai‘i Island. Presenters described how Hawai‘i now has a year-around wildland fire season. While many fires historically have occurred in the dryer, leeward sides of the islands, climate change means that fires are igniting more often in windward locations (which typically see more precipitation). Participants saw the aftermath of the 2021 Māna Road fire, one of the largest in recent history at 40,000 acres, and the 17,000-acre Leilani Fire which burned on the slopes of neighboring Mauna Loa.