HACD Partners

HACD and the SWCDs work with a number of federal, state, county and non-profit agencies to achieve conservation efforts in Hawai‘i. Please visit our partners to learn more about their missions and projects.


Federal Partners


USDA Natural Resources Conservation ServiceUSDA 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. To learn more about NRCS in the Pacific Islands  and Hawai‘i, please visit the website.

USDA Farm Service AgencyUSDA Farm Service Agency
FSA administers and manages farm commodity, credit, conservation, disaster and loan programs. Hawaii 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. To learn more about FSA in Hawai‘i here

Environmental Protection AgencyEnvironmental 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. Learn about the EPA Region 9.

USDA Rural DevelopmentUSDA 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. Learn more about RD’s programs and loans at their website.


State of Hawai‘i Partners

Department of Land & Natural ResourcesDepartment 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. For information about DLNR visit them at:

Department of Health - Clean Water BranchDepartment of Health – Clean Water Branch
The State of Hawai‘i DOH aims to 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. Learn about DOH, the Clean Water Branch & the Polluted Runoff Control Program at:

University of Hawai‘i Cooperative Extension ServiceUniversity 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. Visit the UH Extension Service at:

Coastal Zone Managment ProgramCoastal Zone Managment Program
The Hawai‘i CZM Program partners several environmental programs in Hawaii to promote a sustainable coastal environment by building upon our heritage and inspiring island stewardship. Read about CZM at:


County Partners

County of Kaua‘iCounty 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. Please visit the Kaua‘i County website to learn about their services:

City & County of HonoluluCity & 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. Learn more about the City & County of Honolulu at:

County of MauiCounty of Maui
Maui County encompasses the islands of Maui, Moloka‘i, Lāna‘i and Kaho‘olawe. The County has offered financial and in-kind support for the Maui SWCDs over many years. Learn about Maui County services at:

County of Hawai‘iCounty 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. Please visit the Hawai‘i County website at:


Non-Profit Partners

 Hawai‘i Farm Bureau FederationHawai‘i Farm Bureau Federation
The Hawaii 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. Visit the Hawai‘i Farm Bureau Federation at:

Resource Conservation & DevelopmentResource 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. Learn about Pac Rim RC & D Councils at:

Big Island RC & D: