Explore this page to learn more about Haleakalā National Park, and the importance of supporting this special place
Encompassing two districts, the Summit and Kīpahulu, Haleakalā National Park works to preserve wildlife, ecosystems, history, and culture through educating about the park and providing inspirational experiences. As a philanthropic park partner of Haleakalā National Park, we support the programs and projects that allow the park to protect, manage, and interpret their unique resources.
Haleakalā National Park was designated a National Park in 1916, and encompasses 33,000 acres, including 24,000 acres of designated Wilderness. Rising 10,000 feet from the sea to the summit of Haleakalā, the park protects a striking variety of natural landscapes ranging from tropical rainforest to subalpine desert. It is home to more endangered species than any other national park. Haleakalā National Park, Maui’s #1 tourist attraction, sees over 1 million visitors every year.
With the most both endangered and endemic species of any other national park, the ecosystems and species of Haleakalā National Park are vitally important to protect. Species such as the Maui Parrotbill and other rare birds are in danger of extinction, with Haleakalā National Park and other organizations working hard to determine the best way to protect them and increase populations.
Endangered species protection and recovery has been successful in Haleakalā National Park, with the reintroduction of Nene and the preservation of the ʻāhinahina (Haleakalā Silversword). The Conservancy supports the efforts made towards preserving the species of Haleakalā National Park.