The Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry (IPIF)

Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service

The IPIF research complex located in Hilo, on the University of Hawai‘i-Hilo campus, functions as the HETF headquarters providing laboratory, greenhouse, administrative and computing support. The IPIF complex is located approximately 1 hour from the Laupāhoehoe Wet Forest and approximately 1.5 hours from the Puʻu Waʻawaʻa Dry Forest.

Co-located at the IPIF facility is the Fish and Wildlife Service’s Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge offices. Partnered with IPIF are the ASU Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science, the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), and Kupu.

Additional information about IPIF can be found here.