Newsletters of the Friends of Hakalau Forest NWR

Guests birding at the 2015 Spring Open House

Volume XIX, Summer 2015. President's Perch, New Endowment Fund, Spring Open House, 20 Years of Forest Regeneration, Celebrating Success and Confronting Challenges on the Refuge, Rapid Ohia Death, Refuge Manager's Update.

 Friends birding at the Refuge

Volume XVIII, Spring 2015. President's Perch, Refuge Manager's Update, winter and spring service trips to the Refuge.

Hakalau Open House Spring 2014

Volume XVII, Summer 2014.  The koa trees are coming back after last year's koa moth attack; Spring Open House a success; Mauna Kea Watershed Alliance programs; Presidents' Perch; Manager's Report.

Youth planting a tree at Hakalau

Vol. XVI, Fall 2013. Teaching Change youth environmental education program, New program for propagation rare plants on the Refuge, Refuge manager’s report, and From the President’s Perch. 

Koa trees defoliated by the koa moth

Vol. XV, Summer 2013. Koa moth defoliates trees in the Refuge; lecture on the Teaching Change program September 17th; Refuge Open House October 19th; upcoming service trips in December; from the President's Perch, and new t-shirts: what colors do you want?

Baron showing University of Idaho students the forest nursery at Hakalau NWR

Vol. XIV, Spring 2013. New board takes office, 2013 projects, a national award for Baron Horiuchi, history of how the Refuge was established, the Jack Jeffrey Conservation Grant, and "The nene: Hawaii's iconic goose" published with permission from The Wildlife Professional.

Further reading on the history of how and why the Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge was established:

Jacobi, J.D. 1989. Vegetation maps of the upland plant communities on the islands of Hawaii, Maui, and Molokai and Lanai.  Technical report 68: Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit. Department of Botany, University of Hawaii, Honolulu.

Scott, J.M., C.B. Kepler, P. Stine, H. Little, and K. Taketa. 1987.  Protecting endangered forest birds in Hawaii:  The development of a conservation strategy.  Transactions 52nd North American Wildlife and Natural Resource Conference 348-363.

Scott, J.M., S. Mountainspring, F.L. Ramsey, and C.B. Kepler. 1986. Forest bird communities of the Hawaiian Islands:  their dynamics, ecology and conservation. Studies in Avian Biology Number 9.

Shallenberger, R. and G.K. Vaughn. 1978. Avifaunal survey in the central Koolau range, Oahu. Ahuimana Productions.

The Nature Conservancy. 1982.  Endangered Hawaiian Forest Bird Project. Honolulu.

Warshauer, F.R. J.D. Jacobi, A.M. La Rosa, J.M. Scott, and C.W. Smith. 1983. The distribution, impact and potential management of the introduced vine Passiflora mollissima in Hawaii.  Technical Report 48:  Cooperative National Park Research Studies Unit, University of Hawaii, Honolulu.

new volunteer cabin roof

Vol. XIII, Winter 2012. New volunteer cabin roof (thanks donors!), Teaching Change to Local Youth at Hakalau, Presidents' report, Refuge update, and more. 

'akiapola'au

Vol. XII, Fall 2012. Rare birds found at lower elevations within Hakalau Forest for the first time in decades, October Open House, Volunteer days at Hakalau, FOHF volunteer appreciation luncheon, FOHF President's notes and the volunteer cabin roof replacement, Refuge manager's report.

iiwi

Vol. XI, Spring 2012. Year in review, 2012 board, what's new on the Refuge, a visitor's view, Nature of Learning grant, Jack Jeffrey Conservation Award to 'Imi Pono no ka 'Aina.

Hakalau Forest NWR Open House 2011 at Puu Akala

Vol. X, Winter 2011. Open House 2011, website update, Hawaii Wildlife Center, 2012 Jack Jeffrey Conservation Education Award, t-shirts and hats for sale, annual membership meeting 2012, Extincition in Paradise

The 'io or Hawaiian hawk is one of the birds that may be seen on the refuge.

Vol. IX, August 2011. How goes the 'io?, bird trends, President's perch, volunteering, service trips.

FOHF newsletter Vol VIII

Vol. VIII, April 2011. annual meeting, new board, water tank, 2011 JJ grant award, 2010 JJ grant report, bird survey PDF

Hakalau birthday cake

Vol. VII, December 2010. new board member bios, refuge update, open house 2010, Friends t-shirts for sale

logo

Vol. VI, October 2010. Congresswoman Hirono visits Hakalau, Open house, support for the Comprehensive Conservation Plan, what's up at the Refuge

Jon Price

Vol. V, June 2010. From the President's perch, Greenhouse water tank donors, Symbiosis Superhighway, Refuge staff, letter to Congresswoman Hirono

FOHF tshirt

Vol. IV, February 2010. Annual meeting, Jack Jeffrey Conservation Award, bird walk, President's message, greenhouse water tank fundraiser, FOHF t-shirts

akepa

Vol. III, June 2009. ARRA funding for new storage building, Kona Forest unit, the ohia lehua tree, greenhouse water tank fundraiser, volunteers

ohia lehua

Vol. II, November 2008. President's message, extraordinary volunteers, greenhouse water tank fundraiser, Hakalau Gulch interpretive trail, team iiwi, Open House 2008, new FOHF logo

akiapolaau

Vol. I, September 2007. President's message, Manager's perch, Open House, interpretive trails, volunteering, meet the Board, akiapolaau.