Conservation Council for Hawai'i is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. CCH members include nearly 5,500 residents of Hawai'i and elsewhere, who want to protect Hawai'i's unique natural heritage for future generations. During the Pacific Science Conference in Honolulu in 1950, a group of leading scientists in Hawai'i discussed the need for an organization with a scientific basis to help formulate policy and inform decision-making related to the protection of Hawaiian natural resources. As a result, the Conservation Council for Hawai'i was formed. Conservation Council for Hawai‘i is dedicated to protecting native Hawaiian plants, animals, and ecosystems. CCH is the Hawai‘i affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation.