The Volunteers with the Friends of HakalauFriends of Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge is a 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:


Upcoming Events

SPECIAL Spring Open House at the Refuge April 19th, 2014

Free to all! For information and to sign up contact the Refuge

at 808-443-2300


EXTRA SPECIAL The Friends are offering guided birding, photography, and nature tours of the Refuge with Jack Jeffrey, Rob Shallenberger, and Rob Pacheco during the Open House. Cost is $50 per person for members of FOHF. See our Events page for details. Limited spots are available, contact us to sign up today!


Open House 2012


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