Oahu Forest National Wildlife Refuge

Fish and Wildlife Service, Hawaii.

On the upper slopes of the northern Ko‘olau Mountains exist some of the last remaining native intact forests on O‘ahu. In December 2000, thousands of acres became part of the National Wildlife Refuge System to protect and recover endangered, threatened, and other rare wildlife, and to protect native biodiversity on the refuge.

O‘ahu Forest National Wildlife Refuge is home to the endangered pūpū kani oe (O‘ahu tree snails); endangered plant species; and many native birds; including the O‘ahu ‘elepaio, ‘i‘iwi, pueo, and native honeycreepers.


This new refuge is currently closed to the public. The refuge office is located on Oahu's north shore in Haleiwa at 66-590 Kamehameha Highway. Office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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