Learn about species, conservation topics, and places
Meet the Species
Click below to find species profile pages for Hawaiʻi’s plants and animals.
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.
How Hawai‘i’s native forests provide water and habitat for our communities, plants, and animals.
Fences help maintain a balance between areas with hoofed animals for hunting and areas with native forests needed for drinking water.
An invasive fungus is killing Hawaiʻi’s sacred tree. Hoofed animals play a surprising role in spreading the fungus.
Learn about climate threats to our forests and what we’re doing about them.
Learn how our work also supports agriculture in Hawaiʻi.
Introduced deer can be a food source in some places, and threat to forests or crops in others. Learn how we work with partners to find the balance.
What is a wetland, and how does it work? Explore Hawaiʻi’s wetlands, mauka to makai.
Learn about ʻōhiʻa, its cultural importance, and the threat of Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death.
Music, place names, and legends feature Hawaiʻi’s tree snails.
Albizia trees are a huge problem for Hawaiʻi. Learn more in this StoryMap.
Learn about a tool that could keep Christmas berry, an invasive plant, in balance.
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.