Watershed threats do not recognize landownership boundaries. This is why the Partnership, in which a forum is provided for partners to share costs, information and expertise to promote good stewardship of the land, is so critical to protecting our productive forests. Landowners who own more than 100 acres within the partnership boundaries are invited to participate in the Partnership.
All participating partners agree that the Ko’olau Mountains Watershed is an important watershed for O’ahu. The partners also concur that pro-active management of the watershed is crucial in eliminating or reducing the threats of damage to the watershed due to weeds, insects, disease, feral ungulates, and in some instances, human impacts. They agree to work together to formulate watershed projects for the mauka regions of the Ko’olau mountains and join in cooperative efforts to seek funds for these projects.
The KMWP consists of 18 landowning partners and 8 associate partners:
City and County of Honolulu Board of Water Supply
Dole Food Company, Inc.
Hawai’i Reserves Inc.
Hi’ipaka LLC dba Waimea Valley
O’ahu Country Club
‘Ohulehule Forest Conservancy LLC
Queen Emma Land Company
State Agribusiness Development Corporation
State Department of Hawaiian Home Lands
State Department of Land and Natural Resources
Tiana Partners, et al.
UH Manoa/Lyon Arboretum
US Fish and Wildlife Service – Refuges
The Nature Conservancy
Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit
State Department of Health
US Environmental Protection Agency
US Fish and Wildlife Service
US Forest Service
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
US Geological Survey