About Us

HAWP comprises ten island-based Watershed Partnerships that work collaboratively with more than 74 public and private partners on five islands to protect over 2.2 million acres of vital forested watershed lands.

These Watershed Partnerships are making a critical difference for the protection of forested watersheds in our state. HAWP’s mission is to increase the effective management and protection of mauka (upper elevation) watershed areas by raising the capacity of Watershed Partnerships, facilitating sharing of watershed management expertise, building public support for protecting watershed values, and developing sustainable funding sources.

HAWP is led by four Officers (Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary/Treasurer, and Past Chair), and a Board of Directors who represent each of the ten Watershed Partnerships.

The Association is guided by a biennial action plan which outlines the goals and objectives for the organization as well as a memorandum of understanding.