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:

   Endowment Challenge

The Friends of Hakalau Forest NWR have established an endowment to permanently protect the Refuge. Right now, your donation to the Endowment Fund before December 31, 2017, will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous donation of Ken and Patty Kupchak, up to a limit of $6000.    

As of the end of October, $2175 has been donated, resulting in $4,350 for the Endowment.  Double your donation by meeting this challenge! Donations for the Endowment are being accepted and processed by the Hawai'i Community Foundation. Donate now!


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