The Hawai‘i Forest Institute (HFI) is dedicated to the success of a number of ongoing projects that bring the organization’s mandate to the public in a tangible and worthwhile way.
Through support of ongoing restoration and outreach efforts at Ka‘ūpūlehu Dryland Forest, Kalaemanō Cultural Center, and La‘i‘ōpua Dryland Habitat Preserve, students and other community members and visitors learn more about the connections of mauka and makai environments and the need for stewardship of Hawaii’s endangered dryland ecosystems.
HFI is working with HFIA and community partners to create the Pana‘ewa Zoo Discovery Forest and Keauhou Bird Conservation Center Discovery Forest in Hilo and the Honolulu Zoo Children’s Discovery Forest. The ‘Āina Mauna Christmas Tree Demonstration Project involves importing and propagating seed and outplanting Douglas fir and Grand fir trees on Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) land in Humu‘ula/Pi‘ihonua on Hawai‘i Island. The Board, staff and volunteers of HFI continue to work on these exciting projects throughout the year.
We also connect to–and stay informed about the many projects throughout Hawai‘i that are improving our forest environments. Join us as we explore these exciting statewide projects.
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HFI was a sponsor of the Hawai‘i Forest Industry Association’s 2012 koa symposium.