West Kauai SWCD

The function of Conservation Districts is to use available technical, financial and educational resources to help local land users conserve soil, water, and related resources. In addition to the traditional mission of soil and water conservation, Kaua`i SWCDs are involved in a wide variety of related activities, including erosion control plan reviews of agricultural lands, reviewing and approving conservation plans in partnership with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), supporting farmers and ranchers in their effort to obtain government funding for installing conservation practices, involvement in the County’s Sediment & Erosion Control Ordinance, control of non-point source pollution, watershed planning, wildlife habitat preservation, and conservation education.

The Soil & Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) are legally constituted self-governing sub-units of the Hawaii state government organized under the 1947, Hawaii Soil and Water Conservation District Law, known as Chapter 180. Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 180, as amended, outlines the duties and powers of the SWCDs to administer and conduct soil and water conservation activities within the State of Hawaii. Since 1967, the Hawaii State Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has provided the SWCDs with funding and administrative support.

Each of the districts are governed by a board of five directors, three elected by agricultural land-users or land-owners and two appointed by the SWCD directors. In order to aid the districts and their directors, associate directors can also be appointed. These SWCD directors and associate directors are volunteers who are concerned about the well-being of our communities and sustainability of our island’s natural resources.

Contact West Kauai SWCD

Contact West Kauai SWCD

Marjorie Stanphill
SWCD Secretary
4334 Rice Street
Suite 207
Lihue, Hawaii  96766-1801
Phone: (808) 245-9014 x 3
Fax: (808) 246-4639


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Kauai County, Hawaii