Conservation Planning

Conservation Planning & Monitoring

Oʻahu RC&D works with farmers and ranchers to promote land stewardship while assisting in the adoption of conservation practices that protect soil, water, air, plant, and animal resources. Conservation planners help producers recognize resource concerns on their property, choose the best management practices that will address those concerns and implement those practices. In some cases, financial assistance is available to help individuals meet their conservation needs.

Conservation plans are created through a voluntary and confidential process and are approved by a board of directors from one of Oʻahu’s Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

To request a conservation plan, please read the FAQ and fill out our online request form using the button below.

A conservation plan is: 
  • Voluntary
  • Confidential
  • A document that will capture existing and proposed best management practices, as defined by the NRCS Standard Practices.
  • Approved by a board of directors from the corresponding Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Valid for 5 years
A conservation plan is not: 
  • Regulatory, or affiliated with regulatory agencies
  • A replacement for engineering requirements
  • A replacement for extensive grading and grubbing 
  • A design document for owners that are still in the planning or decision phase of how the land will be utilized

If interested in conservation plan monitoring, click the button below. 

For more information, check out information on conservation planning provided by affiliated organizations and agencies on Oʻahu: