Federal Partners


USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
NRCS is the main technical assistance provider for the 16 SWCDs in Hawai`i. District planners work out of NRCS Field Offices and all of our conservation plans are done according to NRCS standards.  http://www.hi.nrcs.usda.gov


USDA Farm Service Agency
FSA administers and manages farm commodity, credit, conservation, disaster and loan programs. Hawai`i farmers produce a variety of agricultural commodities, and the Hawai`i FSA strives to serve our unique agricultural communities with farm programs and low-interest loans.  http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/


Environmental Protection Agency
EPA strives to protect human health and the environment nationwide. In Hawai`i, EPA develops and enforces regulations, provides financial assistance for environmental programs, sponsors volunteers, and expands the community’s knowledge of the environment through education and research.  http://www.epa.gov/region09/


USDA Rural Development
RD seeks to meet the needs of our diverse rural population by delivering Rural Development programs and services in housing, rural utilities, and business coops. http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/hi/

State of Hawai`i Partners


Department of Land & Natural Resources
As a sub-entity of the State, HACD falls under the State of Hawai`i DLNR. DLNR has a wide range of responsibilities, ranging from land management and permitting to historic preservation and natural resources conservation.  http://www.hawaii.gov/dlnr


Department of Health – Clean Water Branch
The State of Hawai`i DOH aims to protect and improve the health and environment for all people in Hawai`i. Its Clean Water Branch focuses on keeping our inland and coastal waters healthy, and directs the Polluted Runoff Control Program, which administers grant money from EPA through Section 319(h) of the Federal Clean Water Act to address polluted runoff throughout the State.  http://health.hawaii.gov/cwb 


University of Hawai`i Cooperative Extension Service
UH Extension Service provides science-based information in agriculture, natural resources and human resources. Its Agricultural Diagnostic Service Center provides insect identification and disease diagnosis; soil, plant, water and feed analysis; and seed sales of cultivars of vegetables and papayas developed by the College. 

Coastal Zone Managment Program
The Hawai`i CZM Program partners several environmental programs in Hawai`i to promote a sustainable coastal environment by building upon our heritage and inspiring island stewardship.  http://www.hawaii.gov/dbedt/czm

County Partners 


County of Maui
Maui County encompasses the islands of Maui, Moloka`i, Lana`i and Kaho`olawe. The County has offered financial and in-kind support for the Maui SWCDs over many years. http://www.co.maui.hi.us


City & County of Honolulu
The City & County of Honolulu offers a variety of services to the citizens of O`ahu. Over the past 2 years, the City has helped fund two O`ahu SWCDs planners through the O`ahu RC & D. http://www.honolulu.gov


County of Kaua`i
Kaua`i County serves the transportation, safety, environmental and developmental needs of Kaua`i citizens. The County has been actively supporting East & West Kaua`i SWCDs activities for many years.  http://www.kauai.gov


County of Hawai`i
In addition to the many services it offers, Hawai‘i County is a long standing supporter of the Hawai`i Island SWCDs.  http://www.hawaii-county.com

Non-Profit Partners


Hawai`i Farm Bureau Federation
The Hawai`i Farm Bureau is a non-profit organization that promotes local farming by analyzing issues and formulating actions to ensure the future of Hawai`i agriculture. Issues include taxes, land use, water, legislative activity and marketing. All agricultural producers are strongly encouraged to join.  http://www.hfbf.org

Tri-Isle Resource Conservation and Development
The mission of this non-profit organization is to protect, preserve, and develop island communities with a focus on Maui County through the implementation, management and fiscal sponsorship of innovative agricultural civic, cultural, economic, and environmental projects. http://tri-isle.org

Resource Conservation & Development
NRCS established the RC & D program to accelerate natural resources conservation and development and utilization of natural resources. RC & D groups improve the capability of state and local agencies in rural areas by focusing efforts and assistance on individual producers. http://www.pacrimrcd.org