National Wildlife Refuge
|66-590 Kamehameha Hwy
Phone Number: 808-637-6330
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James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge
James Campbell Refuge consists of over 160 acres of wetland habitat in two separate wetland units near the community of Kahuku on the northeastern shore of Oahu, Hawaii. This wetland refuge is primarily devoted to the recovery of four of Hawaii's six endemic water birds (Hawaiian stilt, Hawaiian moorhen, Hawaiian coot, and Hawaiian duck). All four birds are listed as endangered species due to their precipitous decline in the 20th century.
Getting There . . .
The refuge office is located on Oahu's north shore in Haleiwa at 66-590 Kamehameha Highway.
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Management includes maintenance of natural marsh and man-made ponds, predator control, and reduction of human disturbances. Wetland management consists of a seasonally based schedule of timed impoundment drawdowns and water level pulsing. This provides suitable habitat for nesting, feeding, and resting of native and migrant water birds during different times of the year.
Prescribed burns and vegetation manipulation are conducted as a means of controlling noxious and exotic vegetation, primarily California grass, millet, Indian fleabane, bulrush, cattail, knotgrass, and makai. A comprehensive animal control program is conducted to reduce threats from populations of mongoose, feral cats and dogs. Control of these plant and animal species is required to provide secure and proper habitat for endangered water birds, migratory waterfowl, and shorebirds.Learn More>>