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Hakalau Forest NWR was established in 1985 to protect and manage endangered Hawaiian forest birds and their rain forest habitat. Located on the windward slope of Mauna Kea, Island of Hawai‘i, the 32,733-acre Hakalau Forest Unit supports a diversity of native birds and plants equaled by only one or two other areas in the State of Hawai‘i.  


For more information:

Cashell Villa, Refuge Deputy Project Leader
Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge
60 Nowelo Street, Suite 100
Hilo, Hawai‘i, 96720
(808)443-2300
E-mail: Cashell_villa@fws.gov