Forestry and Wildlife is a collection of people who love nature and have the honor and responsibility of managing natural and cultural resources on behalf of the people of Hawaiʻi.
We are part of the communities with which we collaborate and serve. We are hikers, hunters, fishers, lei makers, woodworkers, surfers, and birders. We are also biologists, ecologists, foresters, botanists, entomologists, lawyers, researchers, and more. We include parents, aunties and uncles, cultural practitioners, and Native Hawaiians.
We aim to fulfill our mission reliably and transparently, working as a partner to mālama ʻāina.
The Division of Forestry and Wildlife protects, manages, and restores natural and cultural resources in collaboration with the people of Hawaiʻi.
We envision a future with thriving native ecosystems and opportunities for the people of Hawaiʻi to engage with nature.
Meet Our Team: What We do and Who We Are
Within each branch, staff are organized into programs that describe what we do. You can click any program name to learn more: Forestry and Forest Health, Nā Ala Hele Trails & Access, Native Ecosystems Protection & Management, and Wildlife, which includes recreational hunting.
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Our Branch and Program Leadership
Our Forestry & Wildlife Administrator
Our Staff Videos: Kauaʻi Forestry & Wildlife
The Kauaʻi branch of Forestry & Wildlife is managed by Sheri Mann. You can learn more about the work of Kauaʻi Forestry & Wildlife at the Kauaʻi Forest Users hub. A few of the Kauaʻi staff are profiled below.
Our Staff Videos: Oʻahu Forestry & Wildlife, and the Statewide Admin Office
The Oʻahu of Forestry & Wildlife is managed by Marigold Zoll. You can learn more about the work of Oʻahu Forestry & Wildlife at the Oʻahu Forest Users hub. A few of the Oʻahu staff are profiled below, along with a few of the staff at our Statewide Admin Office, which is also located on Oʻahu.
Our Staff Videos: Maui Nui Forestry & Wildlife
The Maui Nui branch of Forestry & Wildlife is managed by Scott Fretz. You can learn more about the work of Maui Nui Forestry & Wildlife at the Maui Nui Forest Users hub. A few of the Maui Nui staff are profiled below.
Our Staff Videos: Hawaiʻi Island Forestry & Wildlife
The Hawaiʻi Island branch of Forestry & Wildlife is managed by Steven Bergfeld. You can learn more about the work of Hawaiʻi Island Forestry & Wildlife at the Hawaiʻi Island Forest Users hub. A few of the Hawaiʻi Island staff are profiled below.
Ande Buskirk, Hawaiʻi Island Outreach Specialist