Promoting healthy & productive forests

MAHALO ‘ĀINA: Give Back to the Forest

Tune into the MAHALO ‘ĀINA HPR Radio Series!

MAHALO ‘ĀINA HPR Radio Series Schedule

HPR-1 Broadcast
Monday through Friday at 8:18 AM starting Monday, May 4th through Friday, July 31st

HPR-2 Encore Broadcast
Monday, August 3rd through Friday, October 30th (time slot to be determined)

Hawaii Public Radio is posting the sound files after each episode airs at

Project Sponsors
Atherton Family Foundation
County of Hawaii Department of Research & Development
DLNR Division of Forestry & Wildlife
Hawaii Forest Industry Association
Hawaii Forest Institute
Hawaii Public Radio
Kamehameha Schools
State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture

Mahalo to  J. B. Friday, PhD, Extension Forester with the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR)

An Initiative of the Hawai’i Forest Institute

The Hawai’i Forest Institute recently launched the MAHALO ‘ÄINA: Give Back to the Forest Initiative, which supports our forest restoration and education projects throughout the State.  Help us reach our goal for the Pana’ewa Zoo Discovery Forest @  Pana’ewa Zoo Discovery Forest Indiegogo Fundraising Campaign

The Hawai`i Forest Institute was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 2003 by the Hawai`i Forest Industry Association.

The mission of the Hawai`i Forest Institute is to promote the health and productivity of Hawaii’s forests through forest restoration, educational programs, information dissemination, and support for scientific research.

HFI Announces Partnership with 1% for the Planet
HFI has been a nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet since April 2012.  1% for the Planet is an alliance of over 1,380 member companies in 43 countries that give one percent of revenues to environmental causes. 1 percent for the planet press release

Mahalo to Che Garcia, Komo Koa: for being HFI’s first 1% for the Planet Donor.

Visit  Komo Koa on the web at: Hawaiian Koa Wood Rings
Koa Wood Rings, Hawaiian Koa Wood Jewelry

What We Do

Working with industry, government and nonprofit partners, HFI leads innovative projects such as the Hawai`i Forest Journal, now in its six year.  Learn more under Projects.

  • The Pana‘ewa Zoo Discovery Forest, a forest demonstration project that provides education, recreation, and volunteer opportunities for community residents and visitors. Donate to the Pana‘ewa Zoo Discovery Forest.
  • Educational programs in forest management practices and forestry related enterprises such as outreach through our Dryland Forest Projects; and
  • Support for scientific research in forestry, reforestation, forest species, forest habitats and forest products.

Exploring and Connecting

We invite all ages to discover the many aspects of Hawaii’s forests and the valuable ecosystem services they provide.  Join us as we explore HFI’s projects and connect you to the many fascinating efforts taking place to ensure the health and productivity of forests in Hawai`i.

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Hawaii’s Forests

explore3Explore the diversity of Hawaii’s Forests and learn more about their history, the cultural and environmental services they provide–and the challenges they face.

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Our Projects

explore2From tropical Dryland Forest restoration to publication of the Hawai`i Forest Journal, HFI works with partners and sponsors to promote the health and productivity of forests in Hawai`i through a number of ongoing projects. Explore and see how you can become involved.

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Explore the Islands

exploreWant to know more about Hawaii’s forests? Explore the Hawai`i islands through a bird’s eye view of the forests of Hawai`i and connect to the people and projects that are making a difference.

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About Us

explore4The Hawai`i Forest Institute was created by a diverse group of volunteers who work together to promote awareness of the intrinsic value of Hawaii’s forests to the Hawaiian and global community.

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