The Hawaiian Islands Land Trust owns several public preserves around Hawaii. While we do have preserves where dogs are allowed, such as the Veterans Peace Park in Kahului, most of the preserves are places where dogs, other than verified service dogs, are not allowed. These lands were purchased because they contain an abundance of wildlife species and provide habitat for many species which are rare or endangered, primarily birds that nest and forage on these lands. Our preserves are also home to our two mammal species, the hoary bat and the monk seal, both of which raise their young on the lands and waters that make up our preserves. We welcome public access but have found that our animal companions, especially dogs, negatively impact wildlife that live on these refuges.