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Annual Membership Meeting


January 19, 2019 1:00 to 3:00 pm

University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension Service, Room D202, 875 Komohana St., Hilo, Hawaii

Open to all Members of the Friends of Hakalau Forest; membership applications will be available at the door. 

Business agenda: Election of new officers, Annual Report, Greetings from the Refuge Manager

Special event: Showing of the documentary film "Saving Ohia: Hawaii's Sacred Tree"

Questions and answers following by Dr. J. B. Friday, Unversity of Hawai'i


Ohia forest affected by Rapid Ohia Death

Translocating Chicks To Create New Seabird Colonies

Leilani Fowlke of Pacific Rim Conservation
January 23rd 7:00 pm
Mokupapapa Discovery Center
76 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, Hawai'i

Pacific Rim Conservation (PRC) is a non-profit organization that works to maintain and restore native bird diversity, populations, and ecosystems in Hawaii and the Pacific Region. Leilani Fowlke, PRC Outreach Coordinator, will be speaking with Friends of Hakalau on January 23rd about their revolutionary conservation efforts in translocating seabirds. 

Leilani will tell us about the Black-footed Albatross, Bonin Petrel and Tristram’s Storm-petrel translocations happening on Oahu with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge and the Newell’s Shearwater and Hawaiian Petrel translocations occurring on Kauai at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project, American Bird Conservancy, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Packard Foundation.

Discover their importance to stabilizing declining seabird populations. Learn about PRC’s use of predator-proof fences to create “islands within islands,” and why the translocated chicks will return to this safe site. Watch the PRC animal care team in action and see how up to 100 chicks are cared for and fed each day and what it takes to keep all of those little birds healthy.





'i'iwi and mosquito by Jack Jeffery

Options for Controlling Mosquito Transmitted Diseases

in Hawai'i

A presentation by

Dr. Jolene Sutton, University of Hawai'i at Hilo

May 2, 1018 7:00 pm

Mokupāpapa Center, 75 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo, Hawai'i

Until the early 1800’s, there were no mosquitoes in Hawai‘i. Mosquito transmitted disease is now responsible for the decline and extinction of many of our native birds, and other types of mosquito borne disease are a threat to humans as well. Dr. Sutton will discuss efforts that are being made to combat this ongoing problem, and will describe strategies that have thepotential to suppress and even eliminate disease carrying mosquitoes in Hawai‘i.

Admission is free and open to the public.