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Soil and Water Conservation District



The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides essential expertise needed to develop and implement conservation plans.  It also provides cost-share funding opportunities for land users with active conservation plans.

http://www.hi.nrcs.usda.gov/ provides information about NRCS’s programs and services in Hawaii, including standards and specifications for conservation measures (best management practices), and the Farm Bill programs.

The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) provides administrative support and operational funding to the districts.

The Hawaii Department of Health is responsible for implementing the State’s polluted runoff control program.  See here

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture regulates the use of pesticides and works directly with farmers on agricultural issues.

For information on pesticides: http://www.hawaiiag.org/hdoa/pi_pest.htm

The Hawaii Coastal Zone Management Program is responsible, with the Department of Health, for developing and implementing the State’s coastal nonpoint pollution control program.

The University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension Service (CES) provides expertise in soils and crop research, including its Agricultural Diagnostics Service Center (soil testing, insect and disease identification), Master Gardener Program, and Pest and Pesticide Information and Programs. 

The CES Water Quality Extension Program includes the HAPPI (Hawaii’s Pollution Prevention Information) Project, Hawaii’s Agriculture and Environmental Quality Newsletter, information on environmental education, and links to other water quality related sites.