Where We Work
The Koʻolau Mountains contain some of the most important and productive watershed forests on Oʻahu.
In addition to sustaining our supply of fresh water, a healthy functioning watershed forest performs valuable ecosystem services such as:
- retaining soils and nutrients,
- slowing erosion rates,
- preventing flooding in lowland areas,
- maintaining water quality in streams,
- reducing the sedimentation and pollution of nearshore reef environments, and
- providing important habitat for other native species.
What We Do
KMWP works across landowner boundaries to eliminate threats to the watershed such as habitat-modifying weeds and ungulates using a combination of adaptive management strategies and established conservation practices.
These methods include the installation of ungulate-proof fencing, various weed removal techniques, restoration work, and long-term monitoring.