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Presenter: Elizabeth Speith is the 643pest.org Report Facilitator and has been deeply involved with the creation of both the website and companion mobile app since its origins as an USGS Hawaii Biological Information Node (HBIN) web project called “Report-A-Pest.” Summary: The 643Pest Network is the State of Hawaii’s system for the public to report invasive species sightings. ...
Read More Brown Bag #20: 643pest.org – A New Web-based Tool For Invasive Species Reporting in Hawaii

Presenters: JC Watson, former HISC planner/Koolau Mountains Watershed Partnership (KMWP) manager & Franny Brewer, Big Island Invasive Species Committee (BIISC) outreach coordinator Summary: Albizia infests large swaths of our islands. Its rapid growth crowds out native species, its nitrogen fixing abilities change natural ecosystems, and its brittle wood breaks easily, smashing property and destroying lives. Despite being ...
Read More BROWN BAG #19: ALBIZIA – Statewide Strategic Plan & BIISC’s Albizia “Assassins”

  Governor David Y. Ige is the 2018 chair of the Western Governors’ Association and launched the Biosecurity and Invasive Species Initiative. The initiative has produced a list of top invasive species in the West, started an initiative to standardize and share data among states, and sparked discussion through a series of workshops across western states. ...
Read More Western Governors’ Association Biosecurity and Invasive Species Initiative Workshop Held in Waikoloa

Governor David Ige was recently named Chair of the Western Governors’ Association (WGA), a coordinating body for the leaders of 19 western states and 3 Pacific territories. The WGA provides a forum for policy development and information exchange among members. As the new chair, Governor Ige is launching the Biosecurity and Invasive Species Initiative. The Initiative ...
Read More Governor Ige named Chair of Western Governors’ Association, Launches Biosecurity and Invasive Species Initiative

The Environmental Funders’ Group has released its 2017 “State of the Environment” report, He Lono Moku. This year’s report features a discussion on invasive species in Hawaii, and the importance of implementing Hawaii’s Interagency Biosecurity Plan as a path forward in protecting Hawaii’s agriculture, environment, economy, human health, and way of life. Download the report ...
Read More He Lono Moku: State of the Environment Report

The Hawaii Invasive Species Council has released its 2018 report to the legislature, Budgetary and other Issues Relating to Invasive Species. Reporting on actions in State Fiscal Year 2016, the report includes: advice to the Governor and legislature regarding invasive species a review of 2017 invasive species legislation and the position of HISC (or its administrative ...
Read More 2018 Legislative Report Released

Through a grant from the Hawaii Invasive Species Council, the Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species has produced a series of educational programs on invasive species, in collaboration with the Leeward Community College Educational Media Center. The series, called “Line in the Sand”, brings experts together to discuss four important issues in invasive species management for Hawaii: ...
Read More “Line in the Sand” series educates viewers on invasive species

HISC Brown Bag Presentation #4 Title: Curbing Aquatic Alien Species Transfer to Hawaii by Regulating Ballast Water and Vessel Biofouling Presenter: Jules Kuo, Ballast Water and Hull Fouling Coordinator, DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources / UH Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit Date: March 2, 2017 Summary: In our fourth installment of the HISC Brown Bag presentation series, aquatic invasive species expert Jules ...
Read More HISC Brown Bag #4: Ballast Water and Biofouling Regulations

HISC Brown Bag Presentation #3 Title: Getting Reacquainted with the Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment   Presenter: Charles Chimera, Weed Risk Assessor, Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment Date: January 19, 2017 Summary: In our third installment of the HISC Brown Bag presentation series, botanist Charles Chimera gives us an overview of the Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment (HPWRA). The HPWRA is a quantitative tool to ...
Read More HISC Brown Bag #3: Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment

Rose-Ringed Parakeet Invasion from Hawaii DLNR on Vimeo. DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 27, 2017 FOCUS ON INVADING PARAKEETS DURING HAWAI‘I INVASIVE SPECIES WEEK Thousands of Birds Causing Ecological and Economic Damage (Lihue, Kaua‘i) – It’s another spectacular sunset near Spouting Horn ...
Read More News Release: Invasive Rose-Ringed Parakeets on Kauai

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