This project examines the impact of Parker Ranch on the greater Waimea area from (xx time period) through present day. By examining Parker Ranch's extensive environmental data and recording oral histories of paniolos who work for Parker Ranch both past and present, I am then able to clarify the extent Parker Ranch has impacted Waimea and the culture of ranching. I intend to create a cohesive archive of Parker Ranch from a sociological and ecological standpoint in hopes to preserve Waimea’s rich history. I use two major research strategies: (1) a qualitative analysis of Parker Ranch's weather data and (2) documenting oral accounts of the ranch. Data has been collected from Parker Ranch's weather data, personally conducted interviews, newspapers, and published reports. This project is intended to preserve Waimea's past and conceptualize what Waimea's future may hold.