The Haleakalā Conservancy is tasked with raising funds for projects critical to the success and sustainability of Haleakalā National Park that cannot otherwise be funded through government support and visitor fees alone. Private philanthropy allows for growth and advancement for national parks and the National Park Service. By contributing funds to Haleakalā National Park, the Haleakalā Conservancy hopes to provide facilities, experiences, and services that will benefit the park and the community.
AREAS OF GIVING:
CONSERVATION: Protecting a Refuge for Native Species
The park is home to more endangered species than any other national park in the United States. Our funding will support critical monitoring of imperiled species, fencing to exclude harmful invasive ungulates from the park, restoration of disappearing Hawaiian ecosystems, and research into how best to save these species from a multitude of threats.
PRESERVATION: Maintaining the park and honoring its cultural resources
The park preserves Hawaiian and non- Hawaiian cultural resources, such as archeological sites, historic buildings, museum objects, and cultural landscapes. It is critical to balance access of the park with thoughtful stewardship, rehabilitating areas damaged by off-trail use, maintaining trails, and offering educational opportunities to learn about the deep and living history of the park and its community.
EDUCATION: Inspiring park ambassadors
There are a multitude of opportunities to engage students, the local community, and visitors through educational programming, community outreach, and volunteer opportunities. The Park engages local students beginning in elementary and continuing through college. Students can further develop their stewardship of Haleakalā National Park through a variety of professional development internship programs, providing a career ladder into conservation. We help support the opportunity for students, community members, and visitors to gain a deeper understanding the unique cultural and natural resources of the park.