The Volunteers with the Friends of HakalauFriends of Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization devoted to helping the Refuge achieve its mission of conserving the flora and fauna of Hawaii by:

  • Fostering public understanding, enjoyment, and conservation of the natural and cultural resources of the Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge and its surrounding ecosystems;
  • Providing volunteer assistance on important Refuge projects;
  • Working with elected officials in support of the Refuge mission, and
  • Raising funds to help support the purposes and goals of the Refuge.


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     Sheila Conant, PhD

DATE: Feb. 24, 2105; Tuesday
     TIME: 7:00 pm
     PLACE: Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge / USDA Forest Service Conference Room, 60 Nowelo St. Hilo, Hawaii
    Dr. Conant will be discussing the materials from which featherwork artifacts were made. The talk will cover pre-contact and post contact Hawaiian featherwork and also cover the range of featherwork from kahili, capes, cloaks and feathered helmets.
     The talk will also cover the some of the botanical material used in these artifacts and also other materials that were used in pre-contact and post-contact featherwork.


 Spring Open House at the Refuge

April 18th, 2015

Open House 2012 at the Barn


koa planting lines

     Lines of young koa trees extend the forests into the upper pastures. Photo by J. B. Friday. Title bar photos by Jack Jeffrey