Learn about species, conservation topics, and places

Learn about species, conservation topics, and places

If you’re interested in learning more about a particular place, species, or topic, DOFAW provides a number of ways to get more information online. The links below will connect you to webpages, interactive PDFs, or ESRI StoryMaps where you can learn more about what interests you.

Meet the Species

The links below will guide you to species profile pages and fact sheets for Hawaiʻi’s native plants and animals, as well as some of the non-native, invasive species that put Hawaiʻi’s ecosystems, agriculture, and way of life at risk.

An image of an iʻiwi linking to a page on Hawaiʻi's native birds
An image of an ʻōpeʻapeʻa, the Hawaiian bat

An image of a kāhuli
An image of a rare native plant species
An image of a common native plant species

An image of a stream species

An image of a Jackson's Chameleon linking to invasive species profiles

Learn About Conservation

Take a deep dive into topics that matter for Hawaiʻi’s species and ecosystems. Learn about wetland hydrology, how watersheds work, the importance of ʻōhiʻa, and more.

An image of a fenced and unfenced forestFences help maintain a balance between areas with hoofed animals for hunting and areas with native forests needed for drinking water. 

An image of a forest fire in HawaiʻiLearn about climate threats to our forests and what we’re doing about them.

An image of an urban forest or garden

Learn how our work also supports agriculture in Hawaiʻi.

An image of a wetland an bird linking to a StoryMap on wetlands in HawaiʻiWhat is a wetland, and how does it work? Explore Hawaiʻi’s wetlands, mauka to makai.
An image of a waterfall linking to an educational page about watershedsWhat is a watershed, and why are they important?

An image of an ohia tree linking to more info on ohiaLearn about ʻōhiʻa, its cultural importance, and the threat of Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death.

An image of a kāhuli linking to an educational page about kāhuliMusic, place names, and legends feature Hawaiʻi’s tree snails.

An image of Christmas berry linking to a storymap on Christmas berry biocontrolLearn about a tool that could keep Christmas berry, an invasive plant, in balance.
An image of albizia trees along a road linking to a storymap on albiziaAlbizia trees are a huge problem for Hawaiʻi. Learn more in this StoryMap.

Learn About Hawaiʻi’s Special Places

Learn more about the areas we manage by exploring the stories of a particular place. DOFAW manages over one million acres of public land on behalf of Hawaiʻi’s people, and sharing information about these places is very important to us. We have multiple ways for you to learn about Hawaiʻi’s special places online: pages about the individual places we work, outdoor videos taken across Hawaiʻi, and virtual tours of selected areas.

An image of a forest
An image of north shore Kauaʻi
An image of an ʻaukuʻu in a wetland
An image of a sheep
An image of the Na Pali coast with the word Videos
An image of Kaʻena Point with the words Virtual Tours

Place-Based StoryMaps

StoryMaps are a more visual and engaging way to learn about a place. Check out our available StoryMaps below.

An image of Lehua island linking to a Lehua storymap
An image of Kawainui Marsh linking to a StoryMap
An image of Hāmākua Marsh linking to a StoryMap