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  HEROES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST INVASIVE SPECIES HONORED Volunteer Opportunities & Recent Successes Highlighted during Invasive Species Awareness Week (HONOLULU) –  Hawaii’s 5th annual Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week (HISAW) starts today with a series of volunteer opportunities, and will end with a ceremony in Governor David Ige’s office to recognize people and organizations ...
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Hawaii has no indigenous mosquito species, and none were present in Hawaii until the accidental introduction of Culex quinquefaciatus by ship in 1826. Since then eight species of mosquito have become established in Hawaii. According to the Hawaii Department of Health, only six of these species interact with humans and wildlife, but the impacts they ...
Read More New Research May Help Protect People and Birds from Mosquitoes

HISC Planner John-Carl Watson appeared on the webseries “Hawaii is my Main Land,” part of the ThinkTech Hawaii series of local interviews and talkshows. In the episode, John-Carl discusses the impacts of invasive species to Hawaii’s agriculture, environment, and way of life, and overviews the new Hawaii Interagency Biosecurity Plan and Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness ...
Read More HISC on the web: Think Tech Hawaii and Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week

The Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC) has produced the first-ever Kaho‘olawe Biosecurity Plan, detailing the unique history of the island and the threats posed by invasive species. The plan analyzes potential pathways for invasive species to reach the island and provides protocols and best management practices for mitigating invasive species risks. The plan covers a ...
Read More KIRC produces first-ever Kahoolawe Biosecurity Plan

DLNR & YOU-Hawai’i Interagency Biosecurity Plan from Hawaii DLNR on Vimeo. Joint News Release from the Hawaii Department of Agriculture and Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources: STATE OF HAWAII READY TO IMPLEMENT HAWAII INTERAGENCY BIOSECURITY PLAN Provides 10-Year Framework for Invasive Species Prevention NR17-02 Jan. 10, 2017 HONOLULU – The State of Hawai‘i, ...
Read More HAWAII INTERAGENCY BIOSECURITY PLAN RELEASED

The Hawaii Invasive Species Council has released its 2017 report to the legislature, Budgetary and other Issues Relating to Invasive Species. Reporting on actions in State Fiscal Year 2016, the report includes: a summary of projects funded by HISC in FY16-17, current agency resources & shortfalls relating to invasive species, a discussion of the economic costs associated with ...
Read More HISC 2017 Report to the Legislature

Dr. James Leary, Assistant Specialist with the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, will be presenting his research and fieldwork to the National Invasive Species Council (NISC) in Washington DC on December 5. The presentation is part of NISC’s Innovation Summit, a day-long meeting to share innovative approaches to invasive species ...
Read More Watch online: Hawaii Research on Weed Control Presented in Washington DC, Dec 5

The HISC Brown Bag Series is an ongoing set of informal lunchtime presentations to facilitate information sharing among partners and stakeholders. Presentations are are announced via the HISC email list and remote access is provided by WebEx.    HISC Brown Bag Presentation #2 Title: I’m Just a Bill: An Overview of Hawaii’s Legislative Process Relating to Invasive ...
Read More HISC Brown Bag #2: Hawaii’s Legislative Process & Invasive Species

The Hawaii Invasive Species Council is proud to announce a new, ongoing series of informal lunchtime presentations to facilitate information sharing regarding invasive species. This series aims to provide a forum for updates from HISC partner agencies, presentations about the achievements made by HISC-funded projects, or updates from the HISC Support Program. The HISC Brownbag Series will be hosted online via WebEx ...
Read More HISC Brown Bag #1: PILN Meeting 2016

Invasive species impact many parts of our lives, economy, and environment, and dealing with invasive species requires many hands all working together. Hawaii is a model for how different state, federal, county, and private entities can come together and work on shared goals. Representative Cindy Evans (North Kona, South Kohala, North Kohala) recently dedicated an ...
Read More HISC on TV: Representative Cindy Evans’ Show “Now What?”