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Natural Resources Extension

Project Name: HACD Conservation Specialists
ASO Log No.: 02-275
Start/End Date: June 2002 to May 2005
Federal Funds: $300,000.00
Matching Funds: $0.00
Contractor: Skip Powell
Hawaii Association of Conservation Districts
919 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 309
Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone: (808) 586-4389
Extension agents are responsible for providing technical assistance in developing conservation plans for farmers, developing nutrient management plans for growing crops, approving grading plans for agricultural lands, and management of animal wastes. Although these services are necessary for preventing polluted runoff and conserving natural resources, there is no assurance that any of the plans are being implemented. As a result, no evidence clearly indicates that polluted runoff is being prevented or controlled in the State of Hawaii through its process.
Objectives/Goals: Hire three Conservation Specialists to work in NRCS offices in Lihue, Kauai, Aiea, Oahu and Kamuela, Hawaii.
Methods Employed: • Assist in reviewing conservation plans, nutrient management plans, grading plans, and animal waste management plans.
• Explain BMPs related to urban, agricultural, and forestry practices.
• Conduct site visits to land areas to ensure that plans and BMPs are being implemented properly.
• Generate reports after conducting visits
• Provide technical assistance to Soil and Water Conservation District cooperators, other farmers, and members of the general public on the latest practices and procedures on pollution prevention and soil and water conservation
• Report the non-compliance of plans and BMPs to appropriate SWCDs, HACD, and DOH.
Pollutants of Concern: Not applicable
Watershed: Not applicable
Size of Project: Statewide
Affected Water Bodies: Not applicable
Deliverables: Not applicable


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