Haleakala Ranch Watershed Partnerships
Haleakala Ranch is a proud partner in these vital conservation partnerships:
Leeward Haleakala Watershed Restoration Partnership
The Leeward Haleakala Watershed Restoration Partnership (LHWRP) is a coalition formed in 2003 by 11 private and public landowners and supporting agencies. The 43,175-acre partnership’s goal is to restore dryland forests on Haleakala from Makawao through Ulupalakua to Kaupo between the 3,500 and 6,500 feet elevation.
The partnership works to minimize environmental threats to the forest including feral ungulates of cattle, pigs, goats, deer that destroy groundcover and small trees leaving top soils exposed. The partnership also works to manage invasive weeds that choke out a native forest and diminish its ability to collect water or deter wildfires. VISIT PARTNER SITE >
East Maui Watershed Partnership
The East Maui Watershed Partnership (EMWP) is an environmental collaboration between federal, state and private landowners to preserve the native forest. The partnership works to ensure that Maui’s residents have a clean source of water for this and future generations. The East Maui Watershed includes 123,000 acres and is comprised of several smaller watersheds and is the largest single source of surface water in the state of Hawaii.
The partnership manages several programs to protect and monitor the native ecosystem. Projects include fence construction and maintenance, the removal of invasive species within the watershed, implementing runoff and stream protection measures, and monitoring water quality. VISIT PARTNER SITE >