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"Jack's Story" Flies on Hawaiian Air

"Jack's Story" a short video about Jack and his quest to photograph and help save Hawaii's endangered birds. This video, by Jeff Duponte, is currently being shown on all Hawaiian Air mainland flights.

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Hakalau Forest Refuge Management Endowment

Hakalau Forest is now 30 years old and we have many good reasons to celebrate

  • Protection of over 33,000 acres of native forest
  • Reforesting 5,000 acres of former pasture lands
  • Planting of a half million native tree seedlings
  • Construction of 63 miles of fence to control pigs
  • Volunteer support valued at over $100,000 each year
  • Creation of an exceptional education program
  • Formation of “Friends of Hakalau Forest NWR”

The Refuge continues to be faced with enormous challenges!

  • Shifting budget priorities have slowed progress
  • Feral pigs and weeds are very difficult to control
  • Fences are in disrepair and weeds are spreading
  • Forest restoration is costly and labor intensive

One thing is very clear! To be effective in the long run, forest management must be aggressive and sustained. To develop a dependable source of funds, the Friends of Hakalau Forest NWR and the Hawaii Community Foundation have established a conservation land management endowment.

The Refuge needs your help! Please help us sustain the conservation successes at Hakalau Forest by contributing to the Hakalau Forest Refuge Management Endowment.

If you wish to contribute by CHECK, please make the check out to the “Hawaii Community Foundation” and mail it to Hawaii Community Foundation, 827 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813. Please note “Hakalau Forest Endowment” on the check and include your email address so the Friends can keep in touch with you. If you wish to contribute ON LINE, go to www.FriendsofHakalauForest.org. Click the ENDOWMENT icon on the upper masthead. Scroll down this page to How to donate. Click on HCF’s secure website. This will take you to the My Giving Gateway page. Follow the prompts to complete your gift. The incoming gift will be assessed 2.6% of the donated amount for processing of credit card gifts. Donors will receive an immediate email to acknowledge their charitable contribution. For information relating to gifts of stock, real/personal property, bequests, retirement plans and life insurance, please contact HCF Staff at 808-566-5527 or toll free at 1-888-731-3863, or go to the HCF website. (www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/)


Jack Jeffrey Conservation Education Grant

Jack moved to Hawaii in 1974 and began a life dedicated to the protection and preservation of Hawaii's endemic birds. He started his US Fish and Wildlife Service career working conducting forest bird surveys in 1978, and retired in 2008 as Senior Wildlife Biologist at Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge on the Big Island. Jack has long been a strong proponent of conservation education and outreach. Over the past 30 years Jack has provided hundreds of informational presentations about Hawaii's avifauna, and led thousands of volunteers, students, and members of the general public on informative nature hikes at Hakalau Forest NWR and in other forests throughout Hawaii, to help increase awareness of the need to conserve and manage Hawaii's unique natural heritage.

Jack has received several prestigious awards including: The National Wildlife Refuge Employee of the year (1997), Hawaii Audubon Society Conservationist of the Year Award (1998), Hawaii Sierra Club Conservationist Award (1999), The National Sierra Club Ansel Adams' Award for Conservation Photography (2002), The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii Kako'o Aina Award for Conservation Education (2007), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Recovery Champion Award (2009). Jack has co-authored several books and his photographs of Hawaii's native birds have been featured in numerous local, national, and international magazines, books, and calendars. Upon Jack's retirement in December 2008 from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, he was asked about a retirement gift and his reply was "something to give back to the Refuge". Thus in lieu of a personal gift, monetary gifts were given to the Friends of Hakalau Forest NWR (FOHF) in honor of Jack Jeffrey to establish the Jack Jeffrey Conservation Education Grant to promote conservation education and outreach on the Island of Hawaii.

The Jack Jeffrey Conservation Education Grant will be awarded each year, pending available funds, to honor Jack's commitment to conservation education. Up to $1,000 will be awarded for the proposal that best fits the criteria and spirit of the grant. Projects should contribute toward the conservation education of Big Island students, teachers, residents and/or visitors of all ages and should focus on native terrestrial species/ecosystems of the Big Island, preferably those occurring at Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge. Funds may be requested for materials, supplies, travel, labor, and other items appropriate for the proposed work. Partnership projects with other organizations and agencies and projects that include in-kind contributions will be given preference. Proposals should include a one-page narrative description of the proposed work and expected results, plus a separate itemized budget which identifies other potential sources of funding and in-kind contributions, if applicable.

If you would like to contribute to the Jack Jeffrey Conservation Education Grant, or need more information, please contact friendsofhakalauforest@gmail.com.


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