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So many exciting events! Be sure to check out the Endowment Campaign, join us on the Walk for the Wild on October 15th, and join the Holoholo Challenge during the month of October. There is also information about the latest refuge volunteer trips, the most beautiful ‘ōhi’a tree, and more.
New funding to protect birds from threats such as mosquitos; Volunteer Trips Resume; Research Post: Pockets and pathways to invasion: Monitoring avian disease-carrying mosquitoes in the face of climate change; Congratulations Baron; Refuge Bird Survey Summary, and more.
Watch the American Forests and Teaching Change Videos filmed on the preserve; Research Post: Machine learning to improve bioacoustic monitoring of endangered birds in Hawai`i; History of the Pua Akala Cabin by Leah Messer, The 227 crickets of Hawai’i, and more.
Hakalau’s 2021 Endowment Fundraising Campaign Update; Research Post: Where’s the carbon? Forest carbon cycling research at Hakalau Forest NWR; Stories from the early history of the Refuge by Andy Kikuta, Are Happy-Faced Spiders Really Happy?, and more.
Hakalau’s 2021 Matching Gift Campaign for the Endowment; Research Post: Towards developing an “early warning system” for mosquitoes and mosquito-transmitted disease at Hakalau; A short history of the University of Hawai`i at Hakalau, and more.
Baron Horiuchi and His Merry Band Of Volunteers; President’s Perch; Forest bird surveys are complete!; Meet Refuge Biologist Eldridge Naboa; Learn about Bidens: Native Plant of the Year, and more.
Exciting Facilities Update; Steve Kendall Retirement; Forest regeneration following ungulate removal in a montane Hawaiian wet forest; Innovative Solution to Koa Seedling mortality at Frost Prone Elevations; and more.
President’s Pearch; Refuge update from Summer 2020; Events, Christmas Shopping and Mahalo to Donors; Research News; Birds Not Mosquitos: Preventing Extinctions; Hakalau Forest – the early years; and more.
Steve Kendall: 30 years with Wildlife Refuges; introducing new staff: Leah Messer; Hawai‘i Island Festival of the Birds (virtual for 2020!); Applying Wolbachia bacteria to Save Hawaii’s Forest Birds by Chris Farmer (American Bird Conservancy); The Beginning of Management of the Refuge by Jerry Leinecke; and more.
Landscape-level mosquito suppression to protect Hawaii’s birds, Stories form the early history of the Refuge, Refuge Manager’s update, and more.
Update from the Refuge Manager, Research in the Refuge: Restoring the forest, Stories from early history of the Refuge and before including paniolo times and the Forest Bird Survey, Opportunities for members and volunteers.
Annual Meeting January 25th, 2020 10:00 am 60 Nowelo St. Hilo HI
Manager’s Update, Farewell to Cashell Villa, Jessica Loeffler: Kupu Intern, Hakalau and Pacific Friends in Homer, Alaska, How to help the Friends, and Upcoming events.
Manager’s Report by Tom Cady: New staff, new land acquisitions, outplanting, forest restoration, biology, volunteers, outreach, and more; Research in the Refuge: Growth rate and age of trees at Hakalu by Pat Hart; Volunteer T-Shirt Contest winner; Upcoming Events on the Refuge.
President’s Perch: Protecting the Refuge, protecting ‘ōhi‘a from ROD; Tom Cady to return as Refuge Manager; Refuge Happenings by Cashell Villa, acting Refuge Manager; Daniel and Dean Matsutomi as Volunteers of the Year; Research on the Refuge by Steve Kendall, Refuge Biologist; Dollar for Dollar Challenge Grant to fund the Endowment; Annual Meeting; Upcoming talk on translocating chicks to create new seabird colonies by Leilani Fowlke.
President’s perch: Connecting people to the Refuge by J. B. Friday; Refuge happenings: Weathering the storm by Cashell Villa; Dollar for dollar Challenge Grant for the Endowment; Paradise Lost? Hawaii’s 192 year mosquito history by Jolene Sutton.
President’s Perch (Controlling mosquitoes in Hawai’i); introducing Tom Cady, acting Project Leader for the Refuge; Teaching Change: Inspiring Positive Environmental Change in Local Youth; August members-only trip planned for the Refuge.
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.
Volume XVIII, Spring 2015
President’s Perch, Refuge Manager’s Update, winter and spring service trips to the Refuge.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Vol. XIII, Winter 2012
New volunteer cabin roof (thanks donors!), Teaching Change to Local Youth at Hakalau, Presidents’ report, Refuge update, and more.
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.
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.
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.
Vol. IX, August 2011
How goes the ‘io?, bird trends, President’s perch, volunteering, service trips.
Vol. VIII, April 2011
Annual meeting, new board, water tank, 2011 JJ grant award, 2010 JJ grant report, bird survey PDF
Vol. VII, December 2010
New board member bios, refuge update, open house 2010, Friends t-shirts for sale
Vol. VI, October 2010
Congresswoman Hirono visits Hakalau, Open house, support for the Comprehensive Conservation Plan, what’s up at the Refuge.
Vol. V, June 2010
From the President’s perch, Greenhouse water tank donors, Symbiosis Superhighway, Refuge staff, letter to Congresswoman Hirono.
Vol. IV, February 2010
Annual meeting, Jack Jeffrey Conservation Award, bird walk, President’s message, greenhouse water tank fundraiser, FOHF t-shirts.
Vol. III, June 2009
ARRA funding for new storage building, Kona Forest unit, the ohia lehua tree, greenhouse water tank fundraiser, volunteers.
Vol. II, November 2008
President’s message, extraordinary volunteers, greenhouse water tank fundraiser, Hakalau Gulch interpretive trail, team ‘I‘iwi, Open House 2008, new FOHF logo.