The Oʻahu Resource Conservation & Development Council is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit entity that works to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve. While our mission and mandate are broad, recent work has focused on assisting rural enterprises and farmers, while fostering education and adoption of sound conservation practices on rural lands. Several current projects engage farmers in imperiled watersheds, supporting their efforts to reduce soil erosion and water loss.
Oʻahu RC&D is able to expand its reach through strong partnerships with other organizations. The national RC&D program was established by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, and we retain strong ties to that organization. We also work closely with the Oʻahu Soil and Water Conservation Districts to assist rural farms and land owners with conservation plans and technical assistance. Finally, we serve as fiscal sponsors to a number of organizations that share our goals and objectives.