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.

'Ilima (Sida fallax)

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 expereince the forest for yourself. Take a tour, volunteer or organize a group trip.


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

Uhiuhi (Caesalpinia kavaiensis)


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.