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.

 For more information on the Refuge, see:



Annual Membership Meeting

 January 19, 2019 1:00 to 3:00 pm

University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension Service, Room D202, 875 Komohana St., Hilo, Hawaii

Open to all Members of the Friends of Hakalau Forest; membership applications will be available at the door. 

Business agenda: Election of new officers, Annual Report, Greetings from the Refuge Manager

Special event: Showing of the documentary film "Saving Ohia: Hawaii's Sacred Tree"

Questions and answers following by Dr. J. B. Friday, Unversity of Hawai'i


Ohia forest affected by Rapid Ohia Death



'I'iwi. Image (c) Jack Jeffrey, www.jackjeffreyphoto.com