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. Our videos are organized into categories below so you can find what interests you.

 

Video Categories

An image of Smokey Bear and staff in a public service announcement
An image of a nēnē linking to videos about conservation stories
An image of a person sharing an oral history
An image of people working in the forest
A student drawing of an ʻōhiʻa tree

Interested in a particular type of conservation story? Use these links to jump directly to stories about forests, plants & natural areas, birds, kāhuli (snails) & insects, hunting, or invasive species.

 

Shorts: Public Service Announcements

Our short, 30-60s videos make sure you get just the info you need to safely enjoy nature in Hawaiʻi.

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
An image of native forestThe Rain Follows the Forest
An image of a PalilaProtecting Palila: RestoreMaunakea.org

 

Conservation Stories

Our stories feature projects and people who help protect natural resources in Hawaiʻi. Most are short, 2-4min project featurettes, while some are 30min documentaries that really dive into a topic. Interested in a particular type of conservation story? Use these links to jump directly to stories about forests, plants & natural areas, birds, kāhuli (snails) & insects, hunting, or invasive species.

 

Conservation Stories: Forests, Plants, and Natural Areas

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.

An image of two botanists rappellingCliff Dwellers of Kaua’i, and the People who Hang with Them: This DLNR special highlights the lengths (and heights) botanists go to protect our rarest plants.

Forests for Life: Explore some of the ways that forests support our communities.

The Rain Follows the Forest: Our native forests are our only source of fresh water.
An image of Kaʻena PointKaʻena Point Video Tour: Visit this Natural Area Reserve from home.
An image of HaleakalāRebuilding the Mauna Lei of Haleakalā: Linking restoration projects in east Maui

Video Thumbnail for Holiday Seed Paper OrnamentsMaking Holiday Seed Paper Ornaments with Native Plants

A thumbnail for the video Behind the lines at a Hawaiʻi Wildfire Behind the Scenes at a Hawaiʻi Wildfire

 

Conservation Stories: Birds
An image of a nēnēNēnē: A Recovery Story
Video: Extraordinary Endangered Seabirds and Extraordinary Steps to Save ThemExtraordinary Endangered Seabirds & Extraordinary Steps to Save Them
Tracking the ʻAkiapōlāʻau
Video: Endangered Forest Birds of Hawaiʻi

Endangered Forest Birds of Hawaiʻi

An image of a kiwikiu

Saving Kiwikiu: This DLNR special follows biologists working to preserve the kiwikiu and its habitat.

 

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

 

Conservation Stories: Hunting
An image of a pheasant linking to a video of a game bird releaseHear from staff and volunteer hunters who manage the put-and-take game bird system at Kuaokalā.
Learn about Outerspatial, the app Hawaiʻi hunters can use to check-in and report harvest data.
A surveyor for game birds on Mauna KeaHunters, staff, and researchers work together to survey game bird populations.

 

Conservation Stories: Invasive Species
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
Spot the Ant, Stop the Ant!

Lehua Island: Restoration of a Tropical Bird Paradise

Rose-ringed Parakeets Invade Kauaʻi
Dogs Sniff Out Rats on Lehua Island

 

Oral Histories

Our oral history series focuses on people who have special connections to or knowledge of natural resources. This is a new content area that we intend to expand soon, so check back later for more oral histories.

Reflections on Kawainui Marsh

 

Meet the People of Forestry & Wildlife

Who works at Forestry and Wildlife, 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 with us, 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.

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 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, Former 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)
An image of DOFAW staffMapuana OʻSullivan, Kauaʻi Forest Management Supervisor
An image of DOFAW staffChris Mottley, Kauaʻi Native Ecosystems Protection & Management Supervisor
An image of DOFAW staffKawika Smith, Kauaʻi Nā Ala Hele Trails & Access Specialist
An image of DOFAW staffKanoe Woodward, Field Technician, Kauaʻi Native Ecosystems Protection & Management
An image of Fern Duvall with an ʻalalāFern Duvall, Former Maui NEPM Program Manager, Wildlife Biologist, and State Aviculturist
A thumbnail for the video In Memory of Betsy Harrison GagneBetsy Gagne, Former Executive Secretary, Natural Area Reserves Commission

 

2022 ʻŌlelo Youth Xchange Student Video Competition: Forest Inspired

Forestry & Wildlife sponsors the category “Forest Inspired” in the annual Youth XChange Student Video Competition coordinated by ʻŌlelo Community Media. The videos below were created by local students to describe how they are inspired by Hawaiʻi’s forests.

Video thumbnail for ROD and the ʻŌhia Tree

ROD and the ʻŌhiʻa Tree

Winner (Elementary): Braeden Redira, Pearl City Highlands Elementary

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Ka Nahele O Ka Mokupuni

Winner (Middle School): Chloe Liu, Mirah Levine, Leila Manibo, Sophia Tada, Kaimukī Middle School

Video thumbnail for Ola Kākou I Ka ʻĀina

Ola Kākou I Ka ʻĀina

Winner (High School): Anuhea Vida, Kamehameha Schools Maui