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Volunteer opportunities at Kakahai‘a NWR are scheduled upon request and availability of staff. Previous volunteers have assisted refuge staff in projects including invasive plant removal, out-planting native plants, fence construction, and other maintenance needs. If you or your group is interested, contact the refuge office on Maui, 808-875-1582.

Other Facilities in the Complex

Kakahai‘a National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Maui Complex. A National Wildlife Refuge Complex is an administrative grouping of two or more refuges, wildlife management areas or other refuge conservation areas that are primarily managed from a central office location.  Refuges are grouped into a complex structure structure
Something temporarily or permanently constructed, built, or placed; and constructed of natural or manufactured parts including, but not limited to, a building, shed, cabin, porch, bridge, walkway, stair steps, sign, landing, platform, dock, rack, fence, telecommunication device, antennae, fish cleaning table, satellite dish/mount, or well head.

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because they occur in a similar ecological region, such as a watershed or specific habitat type, and have a related purpose and management needs.  Typically, a project leader or complex manager oversees the general management of all refuges within the complex and refuge managers are responsible for operations at specific refuges. Supporting staff, composed of administrative, law enforcement, refuge manager, biological, fire, visitor services, and maintenance professionals, are centrally located and support all refuges within the complex.

Other refuges in the Maui Complex include:  Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge on the island of Maui. The Refuge Complex headquarters is located at milepost 6 Mokulele Highway, Kihei, Hawai‘i 96753.


Kakahaia National Wildlife Refuge
C/O Maui National Wildlife Refuge ComplexMilepost 6, Mokulele HighwayKihei,HI96753