Kakahai‘a National Wildlife Refuge is part of the Maui National Wildlife Refuge Complex, which also includes Keālia Pond NWR on the island of Maui. The refuge is one of 550 National Wildlife Refuges established throughout the United States and Territories – a network of lands (96,420,884 acres) to protect, manage, and restore for a diversity of wildlife species.
In the Pacific Islands, wetland, coastal, and forested refuges are found on all the main islands (Hawai‘i, Kaua‘i, O‘ahu, Maui, and Moloka‘i), the northwestern islands within the archipelago (from Nihoa to Pearl and Hermes Atoll), Midway Atoll, and U.S. territories (Guam, Howland, Baker, Jarvis, Palmyra Atoll, Johnston Atoll, Rose Atoll, and Kingman Reef). Each refuge protects habitats for wildlife unique to the area, including numerous endangered flora and fauna.
For the location of other refuges, including those in Hawai‘i, visit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s refuge page. You’ll find at least one within your state!