Aloha Maui Nui Forest Users!

Maui Nui’s trails and many of its natural areas are managed by the Maui Branch of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DLNR DOFAW) on behalf of the public. This website is a companion to the statewide Forestry & Wildlife website that provides information specifically for forest users on Maui, Molokaʻi, and Lānaʻi. Please use the links below to find information on Maui Nui recreation opportunities and the places, species, and issues with which we work. E mālama kākou i ka ‘āina.

Explore Outdoors

While some of the areas that Forestry & Wildlife manages on Maui Nui are restricted access in order to protect our at-risk species & ecosystems, many of the lands we manage can be experienced in person through hiking, riding on equestrian or off-highway vehicle trails, camping, or other uses. Depending on the area and the activities you plan to engage in, you may need a permit. If you’d like to find resources near you, use our web map at the bottom of this page.

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Engage with Us

When interacting with lands and species managed by the Division of Forestry and Wildlife, you’ll need to follow our administrative rules, and you may need a permit depending on where you’re going and the activities you plan to engage in. You can contact us for more information, and we also encourage residents and visitors to provide feedback and participate in the process of management. You can attend or read documents from the public meetings of boards, committees, commissions, and councils managed by Forestry & Wildlife staff, and you can also comment on proposed policies.

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Learn About Our Work on Maui, Molokaʻi, and Lānaʻi

We are fortunate to be entrusted with the management of some of the world’s most fascinating, unique species, and to work in and manage areas that are truly special. The links below provide educational information about some of the species and places with which we work. You can find more ways to learn on our Education pages.

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Find Reserves and Trails Near You

Use the web map below to find reserves, trails, and campsites in areas that interest you. Click on any feature in the map and if we have more information about that feature, you’ll see a link to that information on our websites. For convenience, the map below shows Forestry & Wildlife resources alongside State Parks and other public areas that aren’t managed by DOFAW, but may be of interest to you. As always, if you find an area you’re interested in exploring, check whether it is open for access and whether you need a permit for the activities you have in mind. If the embedded map below doesn’t display correctly, try opening it fullscreen.

Recent Announcements

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Maui County Council aims to protect reefs by banning non-mineral sunscreens

The Maui County Council recently passed an ordinance preventing the use of non-mineral sunscreens in an effort to protect reefs. This news will impact users of the Division of Forestry & Wildlife’s ʻĀhihi-Kīnaʻu Natural Area… Read More »

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Koa wood for sale! Contact Maui DOFAW prior to December 21

The Maui office of the Division of Forestry & Wildlife has koa wood for sale. The wood was salvaged from public lands. Full details are in the news release below. 11/19/21-ACACIA KOA SALVAGED FROM PUBLIC… Read More »

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Two nēnē killed by car near Kahului airport; drivers urged to use caution

A bonded pair of nēnē were struck by a vehicle near Kahului airport. As drivers hit the roads this holiday season, officials urge driving with caution to protect this native bird. Full details available in… Read More »

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Kauaʻi ʻAkikiki Traveling to Maui for Additional Protection

A recent news release from DLNR notes that five ʻakikiki from Kauaʻi will be traveling to a breeding program here on Maui. The birds are from a field site in the mountains of Kauaʻi that… Read More »