Mission: Coordinate and facilitate partners and governmental agencies in identifying and implementing projects and practices to assure the protection of Hawaii’s environment.
Districts work closely with county, state and federal governments and both public and private organizations in a non-regulatory capacity. Districts carry out a comprehensive conservation program that protects and improves the natural resources while assisting private landowners in using conservation practices. Since 1950, the West Oahu Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) partnership has been integral in addressing serious problems across the state including soil erosion and water quality.
Farmers and agriculture land owners and operators are eligible to apply at no cost as SWCD Cooperators. Cooperators may develop conservation plans and submit them for review at monthly SWCD meetings. Cooperators who implement SWCD approved conservation plans may be excluded from the City and County of Honolulu grading, grubbing, & stockpiling permits [C&C Revised Ordinances of Honolulu (ROH) 14-13.5(d)] and fees.