Facilities to support education and research activities are available in each Unit utilizing either HETF or State managed facilities.

Image of the Kahikina Learning Center in Laupāhoehoe

Laupāhoehoe Unit

The USFS has entered into a partnership agreement with Akaka Foundation for Tropical Forests (AFTF) to help manage the Kahikina Learning Center (KLC).

HETF support facilities for the Laupāhoehoe Unit are present within the town of Laupāhoehoe, outside the forest boundary. The Kahikina Learning Center (KLC) is located on 55 acres of old sugar cane lands within the Laupāhoehoe community, approximately four miles from the HETF forest boundary.

Facilities include a bunkhouse, kitchen, restrooms, and classroom/meeting space. The facility site offers opportunities for research, education, and demonstration. The Center operates on a reservation system for both facility and land use activities.

General Housing Information:

As of right now, all overnight usage of the Kahikina learning center has haulted. Day and land use is still available. If you would like to inquire about day and land use, please contact us at sm.fs.hetf@gmail.com.

Pu‘uwa‘awa‘a Unit

HETF support facilities for Puʻu Waʻawaʻa are still in the planning stages. There are state managed facilities which may be available to support education and research activities. Contact the HETF Resource Associate for more information.