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.     

As of December 31, 2017, $157,412 has been donated to the endowment, including $22,226 in 2017 alone. 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