The Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative is a non-profit organization that manages a forest preserve and restoration project near Waikoloa Village on Hawai‘i Island. Our mission is to preserve, protect and restore a remnant native Hawaiian dry forest ecosystem through land management, outreach, education and grass roots advocacy.

Our Work

Learn more about what makes Hawaii’s dryland forest special, restoration in the preserve and the beautiful species that we work with.


There are many opportunities to experience the forest. Take a guided tour, volunteer or plan a group tour or service trip.


Our work is a community endeavor and every contribution helps to preserve the dryland forest for future generations. Find out how you can support this grass roots effort.