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In an episode of the ongoing series “DLNR Revealed,” Christy Martin (Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species) interviews Jono Blodgett, Aquatic Invasive Species Program Leader for the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources. Jono discusses the DLNR DAR efforts to control invasive algae in Kane‘ohe Bay, including a project to restore native urchins on coral reefs ...
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While mongoose have been suspected on Kauai for decades, no live mongoose had ever been captured on the island until May 0f 2012. After a series of reports of mongoose sightings around the Kauai Lagoons Mariott property near Nawiliwili Harbor, the Kauai Invasive Species Committee began an intensive trapping effort for mongoose using tomahawk traps ...
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The HISC visits Maui

Posted on May 8, 2012 in News

In May 2012, the Hawaii Invasive Species Council held its first neighbor-island meeting in the history of the organization on Maui. HISC members were joined by Senators J. Kalani English and Clarence Nishihara, as well as Loyal Mehrhoff of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The group met at the Hannibal Tavares Community Center in ...
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The first axis deer (Axis axis) to be removed from Hawaii Island was dispatched in April of 2012 by the Big Island Axis Deer Project, a collaboration spearheaded by the Big Island Invasive Species Committee and the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife, funded in part by the Hawaii Invasive Species Council. DLNR Press Release, ...
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Several projects partially funded by the Hawai‘i Invasive Species Council were recognized for their efforts by Senator Mike Gabbard on April 4, 2012 in a presentation before the Hawaii State Senate. Senator Gabbard recognized the island-based Invasive Species Committees as well as HDOA exploratory entomologist Dr. Mohsen Ramadan for their dedication to detecting and controlling ...
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Representative Cindy Evans is no stranger to invasive species: representing north Kona and south Kohala on Hawaii Island, Rep. Evans’ constituents deal with invasive pests such as Rauvolfia vomitoria, Miconia calvescens, and the threat of invading coqui frogs and Little Fire Ants. Rep. Evans invited HISC Coordinator Joshua Atwood on to her Olelo show “What Now?” to ...
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In 2011 the Department of Land and Natural Resources introduced “The Rain Follows the Forest,” also known as the watershed initiative, which aims to preserve and protect Hawaii’s mauka watersheds as a source of fresh water and a home to native Hawaiian species. Much of the work planned as part of this initiative is related ...
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As a cabinet-level Council, the voting members of the HISC change under each gubernatorial administration. Under the Abercrombie administration, Governor Neil Abercrombie designated William J. Aila, Jr. (chair of the Department of Land and Natural Resources) and Russell Kokubun (chair of the Department of Agriculture) as co-chairs to the HISC. Aila and Kokubun replaced Laura ...
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