Hawai‘i Office of Environmental Quality Control (OEQC)
Provides announcements of environmental documents and permits and an excellent “how-to” guide on becoming involved in the process. Also an excellent reference site for EIA methods in Hawai‘i.
Office of Mauna Kea Management
The mission of the Office of Mauna Kea Management is to achieve harmony, balance and trust in the sustainable management and stewardship of the Mauna Kea Science Reserve through community involvement and programs to protect, preserve and enhance the natural, cultural and recreational resources of Mauna Kea while providing a world-class center dedicated to education, research and astronomy.
Hawai‘i Coastal Zone Management Program
Partnering with Hawai‘i’s communities to promote a sustainable coastal environment by building upon our heritage and inspiring island stewardship. The website provides access to the new Ocean Resources Management Plan and provides information on water quality and other coastal issues.
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. Contact the Nature Conservancy to learn more about Hawai‘i’s environment and to volunteer or donate.
Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands
It is the mission of the Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands (OCCL) to protect and conserve Conservation District lands and beaches within the State of Hawaii for the benefit of present and future generations. These lands encompass our State’s terrestrial and marine environments, with special emphasis on coastal areas and beaches. The OCCL is responsible for overseeing approximately 2 million acres of private and public lands that lie within the State Land Use Conservation District. Information on Conservation Districts, permits, air photography and much more is found at their web site.
Hawai‘i County Planning Department
The Planning Department provides technical advice to the Mayor, Planning Commission and County Council on all planning and land use matters. The department is also charged with the administration of the Subdivision and Zoning Codes. The major divisions of the department are: Administrative Services, Ministerial Division, Long-Range Planning Division and Planning Section. The site also provides important links to the Community Plan Development sites, with access to information on plan progress, public meetings, Steering Committee agendas and minutes, and much more.
Nahelehele’s mission is to advocate for the perpetuation of Hawaii’s dryland ecosystems, and the many often endangered plants, birds and insects that live within these communities.
This is done through partnerships, and programs with both youth and adults about the importance of dry forests.