Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge

Pacific Region

Hawai'i 'ākepa / © jackjeffreyphoto.com

Please provide your comments on the Draft CCP/EA by September 15, 2010.

Send Your Comments to:
Jim Kraus, Refuge Manager
Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge
60 Nowelo Street, Suite 100
Hilo, Hawai‘i 96720

Phone: (808)443-2300
Fax: (808)443-2304

E-mail: FW1PlanningComments@fws.gov Please include Hakalau Forest NWR in the subject of your e-mail.

Visit the Refuge's Website:


Information Updated as of: August 2010

Comprehensive Conservation Plan

Current Status:

August 2010

The Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) has developed a Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment (CCP/EA) for public review and comments. A summary of the Draft CCP/EA is in Planning Update 3 and in our press release announcing the following open house, and the public comment period, which runs from August 16 to September 15, 2010.

Hakalau Forest Refuge Public Open House
to obtain public comments on the Draft CCP/EA
Date: August 25, 2010
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Hakalau Forest Refuge Office
60 Nowelo Street
Hilo, Hawai'i 96720

October 2009
Planning Update 2 was distributed to our mailing list, in it we provided a summary of the public comments we received, described the issues we identified in the comments, and shared our draft vision statement for the Refuge.

February-March 2009
To kick off the planning process, Planning Update 1 was distributed to our mailing list, and two Public Open House Meetings were held in March 2009 to provide opportunities for you to learn about the refuge and tell us about the natural resource issues important to you.

Documents Available Online:

You can read, print, or download the following documents online using Adobe Acrobat's Portable Document Format (PDF). A free copy of the Adobe software is available from the Adobe website.

Draft CCP/EA (2,324 kb)

Planning Updates:
Planning Update 1, February 2009 (PDF File 468kb)

Planning Update 2, September 2009 (PDF 1312kb)

Planning Update 3, August 2010 (PDF 1111kb)

Press Releases:
Public Open House, August 2010