Who We Are

A community of partnerships that values and conserves our natural resources as it acts to build an economy to enrich the lives of our residents. Tri-Isle RC&D Council, Inc. is uniquely positioned to leverage many resources as a result of its many federal, state and local contacts and partners. 

What We Do

Tri-Isle provides a mechanism for local residents to work together and actively solve economic, environmental, and agricultural problems. We help utilize the abilities, knowledge and energy of local volunteers to get projects done. View our annual report!

Our Mission

The mission of Tri-isle Resource Conservation & Development is to protect, preserve, and develop island communities with a focus on Maui County through the implementation, management and fiscal sponsorship of innovative agricultural, civic, cultural, economic and environmental projects.

Why Choose Us

  • Tri-Isle RC&D Council, Inc. is uniquely positioned to leverage many resources as a result of its many federal, state and local contacts and partners.
  • The Council has taken a strong leadership role in community economic development, water quality issues, and environmental projects.
  • Tri-Isle RC&D has over 150 active granted projects totaling over $12 million.
  • We help utilize the abilities, knowledge and energy of local volunteers to get projects done.

What People Say

To anybody thinking of using Tri-Isle – do it! The team itself is amazing, and on top of that, the support is outstanding!
James D.,
I would like to extend a special thank you for your excellent work. Is has been a great experience. I love this organization so much because you provided excellent support and feedback.Thank you for such a great experience!
Fly girl,
Thank You for the speedy work and service!
F.W.N,
Organizations like yours make people want to “upgrade” their business quality to fit in such beauty … really thanks and all the best luck in 2014.
Mark Q.,

The following are descriptions of the Organization’s major programs, which are all performed in Maui County. By request, some of the projects in these programs are delivered on other islands in the State of Hawai’i:

Environment and Watershed Protection and Restoration

Projects in this category are important to watersheds on each island in Maui County. These watersheds, which are in the uplands, are important to the environmental health of the lands below them. It is crucial that these projects continue to protect all lands and ecosystems of our ahupua’a, the traditional mountain-to-the-sea land divisions on each island. All of Maui County’s watersheds are recipients of these projects. It is important to realize that these watershed projects, enjoy public funding support from all governments; federal, state and county and, increasingly, from private foundations as well. It is also important that we become facilitative and collaborative in an inter-active and inter-connected system of watershed protection, restoration and management.

Invasive Species Eradication, Mitigation and Remediation

Projects in this category become more important each year, as new invasive species on the islands of Maui County, and throughout Hawai’i, are identified. These species not only upset the ecosystems and habitats of our native species, but also infringe on the quality of life of an increasingly urban population, especially on the island of Maui. It is important that these projects continue as many of our native flora and fauna continue to be on endangered species lists. These projects also need resources to continue to educate the general public, including visitors to these islands, about the importance of conservation, environmental protection and natural resource development. Of particular concern is the increase of invasive species, especially ungulates, on former sugar cane lands now lying fallow. It is important that we keep in touch with the Maui County Government, as it becomes more pro-active, at the local level, to eradicate, mitigate and remediate invasive species on all three islands.

Native Forests, Ecosystems, and Habitat Protection and Restoration*

The indigenous ecosystems of the islands of Maui County continue to be compromised and are in demise, decreasing in size and less able to positively contribute to the environments and climates so important to island life. These projects need to continue as our native flora and fauna contribute to how our environments and ecosystems are major contributors to the nurturing of our climate and weather. These projects also need resources to continue to educate the general public, and visitors to these islands, about the importance of conservation, environmental protection and natural resource development. Our membership in the Maui Conservation Alliance (MCA) helps us to understand and seek new funding streams, as well as to work with new and emerging environmental and resource conservation projects.

Indigenous Species Protection and Restoration*

As a critical number of our native flora and fauna are on endangered species lists, projects in this category help keep these species as viable components within our environments and ecosystems. It is important to understand that we have already lost many of our indigenous species and that we must protect, replenish and repopulate the remaining species on all the island of Maui County. These projects also need resources to continue to educate the general public, and visitors to these islands, about the importance of conservation, environmental protection and natural resource development. Our membership in the Maui Conservation Alliance (MCA) helps us to understand and seek new funding streams, as well as to work with new and emerging environmental and resource conservation projects.

Social, Community, Cultural, Civic and Economic Development

Maui County is a culturally, socially and ethnically diverse jurisdiction. Our mission was expanded, through a strategic planning process in 2012, and revised in 2015, to include projects that build, nurture and improve quality of life for the people living in our communities. These projects contribute to social, cultural, environmental, health and political factors important to civic and community life on all the islands of Maui County. These projects become more important as the population of Maui County continues to grow both in numbers and diversity. We work with emerging community organizations that have innovative projects, including events, which need a combination of public and private funding, as well as donations from the general public, in order to fulfill their goals and objectives.

*– Depending on the $ amounts, these two categories may need to be combined.