Videos

Videos

An image of Na Pali coast on Kauai reading Videos- Explore Hawaiʻi from home with educational videos from DLNR & partners
In the mood to watch something educational? Video can be a great way to learn about Hawai‘i’s unique natural resources, and to see people and places that you might otherwise not have a chance to see. Much of the video content here is produced by the DLNR Communications Office. Partner content is labeled as such, and videos are embedded from their original host site.

Our videos are organized into categories below so you can find what interests you. You can also search below to find videos that are specific to Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Maui Nui, or Hawaiʻi Island.

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Outdoor Documentaries by DLNR & Friends

The videos below were either produced by DLNR, or with funding or staffing support from DLNR. 

Forests for Life: Explore some of the ways that forests support our communities through the production of water, wood, & native species habitat. (1hr)

Saving ʻŌhiʻa: This Emmy-Award-winning film from CGAPS & Club Sullivan explores the importance of ‘ōhi‘a and the impact of Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death. (30m)

The Rain Follows the Forest: Learn about Hawaii’s fragile fresh water supply and discovers connections to our upland forest environment. (28m)

Lehua Island: Restoration of a Tropical Bird Paradise. Journey to Lehua Island off the west coast of Kaua‘i, where partners work to remove invasive rats in order to create a safe haven for native birds. (30m)

Hawai‘i is home to a number of endangered forest birds found nowhere else on the planet. Journey to mauka habitats to meet some of these special species. (30m)

An image of HaleakalāRebuilding the Mauna Lei of Haleakalā

 

Public Service Announcements

Video Thumbnail for When Camping in Hawaii Be Like SmokeyWhen Camping in Hawaiʻi, Be Like Smokey! Video thumbnail for Keiki Smokey PSAKeiki Can Help Smokey Prevent Wildfires! Video thumbnail for How Biocontrol helps HawaiiHow Biocontrol Helps Hawaiʻi
Spot the Ant, Stop the Ant! Video thumbnail for Little Fire Ant collection instructionsLittle Fire Ants: How to Collect a Sample  

 

Hawai‘i’s Native Birds

Video: Endangered Forest Birds of Hawaiʻi

Endangered Forest Birds of Hawaiʻi

Video: Extraordinary Endangered Seabirds and Extraordinary Steps to Save ThemExtraordinary Endangered Seabirds & Extraordinary Steps to Save Them Kaʻena Point Natural Area Reserve
Kaʻena Point Albatross Get Eggs for Christmas Pueo Rescue on Oʻahu Kauaʻi ʻAʻo Release
Tracking the ʻAkiapōlāʻau    

 

 

Hawai‘i’s Native Insects & Snails

The Butterfly Effect: Releasing Kamehameha Butterlies Damsels in Distress: Hawaiʻi’s Native Damselflies Protecting the Kamehameha Butterfly
Protecting the Kāhuli, Hawaiʻi’s Endangered Tree Snails Video thumbnail for Yellow-faced bees at Kaʻena
Native yellow-faced bees get a new home at Kaʻena Point
 

 

 

Invasive Species

Lehua Island: Restoration of a Tropical Bird Paradise

Dogs Sniff Out Rats on Lehua Island Rose-ringed Parakeets Invade Kauaʻi
Strawberry Guava Spot the Ant, Stop the Ant! Video thumbnail for How Biocontrol helps HawaiiHow Biocontrol Helps Hawaiʻi
Video thumbnail for Little Fire Ant collection instructionsLittle Fire Ants: How to Collect a Sample    

 

 

Oral Histories

This is a new content area that we intend to expand soon. Check back later for more oral histories.

Reflections on Kawainui Marsh    

 

Meet DOFAW

Who works at DLNR DOFAW, and why do they choose to work here? Our staff are just like you: they’re people who care about Hawai‘i and are trying to help maintain and enhance the natural resources that make Hawai‘i a special place. If you’re interested in interning or working at DLNR DOFAW, or you’re just curious about what we do, watch the videos below to meet some our staff, hear about their work, why they do it, and their advice to anyone considering working in this field.

Meet Forestry & Wildlife Staff from Oʻahu Branch & Statewide Admin Office

Emma Yuen, Statewide Program Manager, Native Ecosystems Protection & Management

Tiana Bolosan, Wildlife Biologist, O‘ahu Offshore Islands

Nick Vargas, O‘ahu Game Biologist

Jared Char, O‘ahu Natural Area Reserves Specialist

Pua Heimuli, O‘ahu Outreach Associate (DOFAW partner employed through UH Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit)

A thumbnail for the video In Memory of Betsy Harrison GagneBetsy Gagne, Former Executive Secretary, Natural Area Reserves Commission

Meet Forestry & Wildlife Staff from Hawaiʻi Island Branch

A thumbnail of the video Riley De Mattos Hawaiʻi Island Assistant Protection ForesterRiley De Mattos, Hawaiʻi Island Assistant Protection Forester A thumbnail for the video Alex Wang Hawaiʻi Island Natural Area Reserve SpecialistAlex Wang, Hawaiʻi Island Natural Area Reserve Specialist A thumbnail for the video Ande Buskirk Hawaiʻi Island Outreach Specialist
Ande Buskirk, Hawaiʻi Island Outreach Specialist
A thumbnail for the video Bret Nainoa Mossman Hawaiʻi Island Avian TechnicianBret Nainoa Mossman, Hawaiʻi Island Avian Technician (DOFAW partner employed through UH Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit) A Thumbnail for the video Dr. Elliott Parsons Hawaiʻi Island Puʻu Waʻawaʻa CoordinatorDr. Elliott Parsons, Hawaiʻi Island Puʻu Waʻawaʻa Coordinator A thumbnail for the video Jason Flemming Hawaiʻi Island Forestry TechnicianJason Flemming, Hawaiʻi Island Forestry Technician
A thumbnail linking to a video on Tyler Iaea Hawaiʻi Island NARS Field SupervisorTyler Iaea, Natural Area Reserves Field Supervisor (DOFAW partner employed through UH Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit) A thumbnail for the video Kassandra Connor Hawaiʻi Island Student AssistantKassandra Connor, Hawaiʻi Island Student Assistant (DOFAW partner employed through UH Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit)  

Kauaʻi Videos

Video: Extraordinary Endangered Seabirds and Extraordinary Steps to Save ThemExtraordinary Endangered Seabirds & Extraordinary Steps to Save Them Kauaʻi ʻAʻo Release
Dogs Sniff Out Rats on Lehua Island Rose-ringed Parakeets Invade Kauaʻi  

Oʻahu Videos

Reflections on Kawainui Marsh The Butterfly Effect: Releasing Kamehameha Butterlies Damsels in Distress: Hawaiʻi’s Native Damselflies
Protecting the Kamehameha Butterfly Video thumbnail for Yellow-faced bees at Kaʻena
Native yellow-faced bees get a new home at Kaʻena Point
 

Meet Forestry & Wildlife Staff from Oʻahu Branch & Statewide Admin Office

Emma Yuen, Statewide Program Manager, Native Ecosystems Protection & Management

Tiana Bolosan, Wildlife Biologist, O‘ahu Offshore Islands

Nick Vargas, O‘ahu Game Biologist

Jared Char, O‘ahu Natural Area Reserves Specialist

Pua Heimuli, O‘ahu Outreach Associate

A thumbnail for the video In Memory of Betsy Harrison GagneBetsy Gagne, Former Executive Secretary, Natural Area Reserves Commission

Maui Nui Videos

Strawberry Guava An image of HaleakalāRebuilding the Mauna Lei of Haleakalā  

Hawaiʻi Island Videos

Tracking the ʻAkiapōlāʻau Video Thumbnail for Holiday Seed Paper OrnamentsMaking Holiday Seed Paper Ornaments with Native Plants  

Meet Forestry & Wildlife Staff from the Hawaiʻi Island Branch

A thumbnail of the video Riley De Mattos Hawaiʻi Island Assistant Protection ForesterRiley De Mattos, Hawaiʻi Island Assistant Protection Forester A thumbnail for the video Alex Wang Hawaiʻi Island Natural Area Reserve SpecialistAlex Wang, Hawaiʻi Island Natural Area Reserve Specialist A thumbnail for the video Ande Buskirk Hawaiʻi Island Outreach Specialist
Ande Buskirk, Hawaiʻi Island Outreach Specialist
A thumbnail for the video Bret Nainoa Mossman Hawaiʻi Island Avian TechnicianBret Nainoa Mossman, Hawaiʻi Island Avian Technician A Thumbnail for the video Dr. Elliott Parsons Hawaiʻi Island Puʻu Waʻawaʻa CoordinatorDr. Elliott Parsons, Hawaiʻi Island Puʻu Waʻawaʻa Coordinator A thumbnail for the video Jason Flemming Hawaiʻi Island Forestry TechnicianJason Flemming, Hawaiʻi Island Forestry Technician
A thumbnail linking to a video on Tyler Iaea Hawaiʻi Island NARS Field SupervisorTyler Iaea, Natural Area Reserves Field Supervisor A thumbnail for the video Kassandra Connor Hawaiʻi Island Student AssistantKassandra Connor, Hawaiʻi Island Student Assistant