Ways to Get Involved

Become a Avian Botulism Survey Volunteer

Volunteers help our biology team monitor taro fields and wetland management units for avian botulism. Avian botulism volunteers search field perimeters in an assigned area, collect dead birds, report sick or injured birds and accurately record observations. A three month minimum commitment of 2-4 hours a week is required. Volunteers must enjoy working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions, have the ability to walk long distances on uneven but flat terrain and have an interest in natural and cultural resources conservation (formal education is not necessary). 

For more information and to sign up for our next training contact:

Kathleen Viernes
Volunteer Coordinator
(808) 828 1413 x 302

Our Partners

The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and preservation of our natural and cultural resources.  Partnerships with the Refuge System bring innovative approaches to solving land management and water disputes in the most environmentally protective manner.  Scientifically-informed and technologically-based stewardship of our public lands, waters, wildlife and special places must be collaborative efforts between the Refuge System, other government agencies, and private organizations if conservation efforts are to succeed.