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:


Open House at the Refuge Saturday October 18, 2014

For directions and reservations call the Refuge at (808) 443-2300

Open House 2012




Looking Looking for an adventure? Sign up for a guided tour during the Open House October 18th. A birding tour will be led by birder extraordinaire Jack Jeffery and a nature photography tour will be led by noted wildlife photographer Rob Shallenberger. The cost of the tours is $50 for Friends of Hakalau Forest members and $75 for non-members (and the extra $25 gets you a year's membership). Proceeds will go to projects on the Refuge. Contact us to sign up today! 



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