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A new study on the economic impact of LFA in Hawaii titled, “Taking the Sting out of Little Fire Ant” has been published in Ecological Economics.   The journal is providing free access to read or download the article through April 2, 2015 at http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1QWu53Hb~05vkf.  After April 2, there will be a fee to read or ...
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A group of Hawaii researchers examining control strategies for the invasive plant miconia (Miconia calvescens) have won an Outstanding Paper Award from the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA). Dr. James Leary, Assistant Specialist for Invasive Plant Management Science at the University of Hawaii’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM), co-authored the paper with ...
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    The State of Hawaii is hosting the 3rd annual Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week (HISAW) in February 2015. HISAW is organized in coordination with the U.S. National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) and regional Pacific Invasive Species Awareness efforts. HISAW seeks to promote information sharing and public engagement in what the Hawaii State ...
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  On June 19, 2014, Governor Neil Abercrombie signed House Bill 1716 (Making an Appropriation for Invasive Species Prevention, Control, Outreach, Research, and Planning) into law. Becoming Act 102, the measure provides an additional $5M in funding for invasive species efforts in Fiscal Year 2015, in addition to $750,000 previously appropriated for FY15 at the ...
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NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR WILLIAM J. AILA, JR. CHAIRPERSON, BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES SCOTT ENRIGHT CHAIRPERSON, BOARD OF AGRICULTURE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  April 25, 2014 Abercrombie Administration Requests Federal Recognition of Hawaii’s Unique Biosecurity Needs “Hawaii Biosecurity Resolutions Package” Encourages Federal-State Coordination HONOLULU —The Abercrombie Administration has released a 2014 Hawaii Biosecurity Resolutions Package to federal agency ...
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For Immediate Release: March 3, 2014 SCOTT ENRIGHT, HDOA and WILLIAM J. AILA JR, DLNR CO –CHAIRMEN HAWAII INVASIVE SPECIES COUNCIL Hawaii Invasive Species Council Joint News Release GOVERNOR ABERCROMBIE KICKS OFF HAWAII INVASIVE SPECIES AWARENESS WEEK 2nd Annual Kickoff Event Recognizes Statewide Heroes – Volunteer opportunities held across the state HONOLULU—On Monday March 3rd, ...
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HAWAII JOINS THE NATION IN RECOGNIZING INVASIVE SPECIES AWARENESS WEEK 2nd Annual Kickoff Event Begins with Governor’s Proclamation at the Capitol (March 3-9) The State of Hawaii will participate in National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW).  Governor Abercrombie will kick off the 2nd annual Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week (HISAW) with a proclamation on March ...
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KAULUNANI, HAWAII’S URBAN AND COMMUNITY FORESTRY PROGRAM RECEIVES SUSTAINABILITY AWARD FOR HAWAII-PACIFIC WEED RISK ASSESSMENT HONOLULU — The Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program was recently awarded the PlantPono/Invasive Plants Advocacy Award from the Landscape Industry Council of Hawaii for having the vision to support the Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment, which has transitioned from being a ...
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University of Hawaii researcher Dr. James Leary’s work with Herbicide Ballistic Technology (HBT) has been receiving positive attention in print and television media this week. The HBT platform developed by Dr. Leary delivers small amounts of herbicide into plant tissue from a distance, allowing control work in areas that cannot be reached by foot. The ...
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For Immediate Release: July 31, 2013 HAWAII INVASIVE SPECIES COUNCIL APPROVES FISCAL YEAR 2014 BUDGET HONOLULU—The interagency Hawaii Invasive Species Council (HISC) has approved a budget of $2.55 million for fiscal year 2014 to support statewide programs to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species in Hawaii, as well as management and public outreach ...
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