Who are We, and Why do We Exist?
We exist to reverse the negative trend of forest degradation caused by invasive species.
We are a small staff of seven to ten people located in downtown Lahaina. Representatives from the land owners who formed the partnership in 1998 have guided our goals and objectives.
The forest we protect supplies the water you drink.
Water is the primary resource of concern, driving the creation of this partnership. We build fence, remove invasive species, and protect the intact native forests of the West Maui Mountains. Endangered birds and plants have a better chance at survival, and best of all, our accomplishments help ensure that your faucet won't run dry.
The Partnership's goal is to protect the native forest that supplies you with fresh clean water. The driving force behind the Watershed Partnerships is the idea that a healthy native forest will provide a sustainable source of water; that's because healthy native vegetation is better at collecting and storing water while allowing it to slowly seep back into our aquifers. Where that water goes is not part of what we do. The County Department of Water Supply can provide more information on distribution.