West Oahu SWCD


About West Oahu Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD)

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.


To apply as a cooperator, complete our fillable form found here and present it at one of our meetings, which are typically on the 4th Tuesday of the month.  Contact Michelle@OahuSWCD.org for details.

If you are new to the process, review our flowchart

The West Oahu informational flier shares information on the work we do and other wonderful partners who help farmers to farm on Oahu.

The 2016 West Oahu SWCD report on accomplishments: Highlights some of our current efforts to support cooperators. 

Stay informed about what’s happening in ag on Oahu when you read our monthly newsletter.  Subscribe today. View our e-news archive for older publications.

Staff is supported by donations, grants, and contracts.  Perpetuate best informed soil and water conservation practices by donating here. Mahalo to our fiscal sponsor, ORCD.

Contact Information for West Oahu SWCD:

West Oahu SWCD 

Mailing Address: PO Box 172, Kunia, HI 96759

Office Address: 92-1770 Kunia Road, Kunia HI 96759
Phone: 808.729.1676 Email: WestOahuSWCD@Gmail.com

Website: http://www.oahuswcd.org/west/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WestOahuSWCD/

Staff: Michelle Gorham, Manager of Partnerships and Education