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MKFRP T-Shirt Campaign.

Posted on May 11, 2017 in Main, News and Events, slider

Order your T-Shirts Now! Help support our forest on Mauna Kea by purchasing a shirt from our t-shirt campaign. A minimum of 50 shirts will ensure the order is fulfilled. Order yours online and choose from different colors available. The beautiful Palila design is based on a mural in Downtown Hilo by local artist, Kathleen ...
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Aloha mai Kākou! Announcing Spring Volunteer Outplanting Opportunities with Mauna Kea Forest Restoration Project (MKFRP) Come kick off our Spring Outplanting Season and join us planting Māmane and other native species at our Kaʿohe Restoration Area on Mauna Kea. Dates:  Spring Day trips Mark your Calendars!  March M T W T F S S 1 ...
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    Aloha mai kākou!  MKFRP is happy to announce that we are kicking off our fall out planting season this September with numerous opportunities for you, your friends and family to participate in.  Come be a part of the Mauna Kea Dry Forest legacy by helping to plant various native species at the Ka`ohe ...
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Read More Grand Opening: Palila Forest GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION! Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Join us as we celebrate the opening of Hawai‘i’s newest interpretive trail. Take a journey through Mauna Kea’s high-elevation dry forest. This forest is one of the last large tracts of dry forest left in Hawai‘i. While there are serious threats to this forest, restoration efforts are ...
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We are half way through our spring planting season on Mauna Kea. Come plant māmane and ‘iliahi at the Ka‘ohe Restoration Area. We’ll be working during the week at about 6,500 feet on the southwestern slope of Mauna Kea, above the Kilohana Hunter Checking Station off the old Saddle Road. Choose from two experiences: day trip or campover at the Ka‘ohe Restoration Area.      

MKFRP will be building a new 1-mile loop interpretive trail that takes hikers into the heart of palila habitat. The self-guided trail will include educational kiosks and QR codes linked to information web multi-media. Read and comment on the project’s Environmental Assessment here:   Read more about the project in the news:      

Fall Volunteer Campovers!

Posted on Sep 18, 2015 in News and Events

Volunteer on Mauna Kea! Plant a few trees and mālama ‘āina. Join the Mauna Kea Forest Restoration Project (MKFRP) as we head up to the slopes to our Pu‘u Mali Restoration Area to take advantage of all this El Niño rain! We’ve got a couple volunteer planting trips ready for you to join in!   Join us as we plant koa and ‘a‘ali‘i ...
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Summer Volunteer Days!

Posted on Jun 23, 2015 in News and Events

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Read More Summer Volunteer Days! Join the Mauna Kea Forest Restoration Project (MKFRP) as we head up to the slopes of Mauna Kea to cool off and restore its unique forest.  Mark your calendars! A volunteer trip for everyone…. ...
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Volunteer Outplanting Ka‘ohe Restoration Area day tripsPu‘u Mali Restoration Area campovers Join us as we thaw out of winter and start our planting season on Mauna Kea. We’ll be planting māmane, ‘a‘ali‘i, ‘āweoweo and other species at the Ka‘ohe Restoration Area and Pu‘u Mali Restoration Area. We’ll be working at about 6,500 feet on the ...
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Newly published is the article Evaluating the long-term management of introduced ungulates to protect the palila, an endangered bird, and its critical habitat in subalpine forest of Mauna Kea, Hawai‘i. It focuses heavily on the sheep eradication program (through 2011), vegetation response, and palila status and trends. The paper appears in a special issue of Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine ...
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