Mountain Watershed Management Plan (Draft, December 2007) A draft
environmental assessment to implement actions in the draft management
plan is currently open for review and can be found here.
watersheds provide us with nearly all of our state's fresh water.
voluntary alliances of public and private landowners committed to
the common value of protecting large areas of forested watersheds
for water recharge and other values.
More than 200,000 acres of important watershed areas in Hawai`i
have been placed within these unique public-private partnerships
Presently eight successful watershed partnerships
have been established covering thousands of acres and others are
in the works: East and West Maui watersheds (EMWP, WMMWP),
Ko`olau watershed on Oahu (KMWP), Lana`i hale watershed
(LWP) and East Moloka`i watershed (EMoWP), Leeward Haleakala
Watershed Restoration Partnership, Ola`a Kilauea Partnership and
the Kauai Watershed Partnership. On the ground projects have
focused on alien species control and fencing projects but presently
the partnerships have limited funding.
Association of Watershed Partnerships This
newly formed association gives Watershed Partnerships new fundraising
capacity. Click to read the Memmorandum of Understanding signed ( ) by Partnership Representatives and Governor Lingle on
April 24th, 2003.