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:

'alala, Hawaiian raven San Diego Zoo       Annual Membership Meeting

Saturday January 21, 2017

USDA Forest Service Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry

60 Nowelo St., Hilo, HI

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Guest Speaker: Bryce Masuda, Hawai‘i Endangered Bird Conservation Program, San Diego Zoo

“Releasing the ‘Alala”

Membership required; applications will be available at the event, $25 for individuals and $35 for families


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