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Presenter: Christy Martin, Executive Producer & Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species (CGAPS) Summary: “Saving Ohia – Hawaii’s Sacred Tree is a documentary highlighting the significance of Hawaii’s native tree, ohia, and the current threat of Rapid Ohia Death (ROD) that is impacting thousands of acres of forest on Hawaii Island.This film provides an in-depth look into the ...
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Brown Bag #17: Preventing future invasive plant introductions with a State Restricted Plant List Date: October 4, 2018 Presenters: Christy Martin; PIO & Project Manager for the Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species (CGAPS); Shahin Ansari; Senior Ecologist for H.T. Harvey and Associates, and Chelsea Arnott; Planner for CGAPS Summary: What if we knew about Miconia’s invasive ...
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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

Brown Bag #16 Title: HDOA Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Response – Four Year Status Presenter: Kailee Tam Lefebvre, CRB Outreach Specialist, UH CTAHR/HDOA Date: May 8, 2018 Summary: Recently passing the 4-year anniversary of its detection, the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Response continues the fight to eradicate this invasive species. Because of the efforts of the CRB Response and ...
Read More Brown Bag #16: HDOA Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Response – Four Year Status

ALBIZIA (FALCATARIA MOLUCCANA) Hawaii Pacific Weed Risk Assessment: 8, High Risk Regulatory Status: None Prevention and Control Category: BIISC Target Species, MoMISC Target Species Report this species if seen on Molokai         Albizia Strategic Plan: On January 18, 2018, the Hawaii Invasive Species Council (HISC) voted to approve a strategic plan to address albizia statewide. ...
Read More New Albizia Statewide Strategic Plan Approved by HISC

Press Release: Joint DOA/DLNR News Release – First Year Update on State Biosecurity Plan & New Invasive Species App Date: January 29, 2018 Released By: Dan W. Dennison, Senior Communications Manager, DLNR   DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SCOTT ENRIGHT DOA CHAIRPERSON SUZANNE D. CASE DLNR CHAIRPERSON FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ...
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HISC Brown Bag Presentation #15 Title: Fifteen Years Tracking Public Awareness and Attitudes Towards Invasive Species Presenter: Christy Martin, Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species, UH PCSU Date: January 18, 2018 Summary: Do people know what the term “invasive species” means? Do they consider it a problem in Hawaii? Christy Martin, of the Coordinating Group on Alien Pest ...
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HISC Brown Bag Presentation #13 Title: The Science of Miconia Management in the East Maui Watershed Presenter: Dr. James Leary, University of Hawaii Date: December 12, 2017 Summary: Miconia is an ecosystem changing weed with widespread impacts for Hawaii’s forests. On Maui, the battle continues for watersheds in east Maui, where a large infestation of miconia has been ...
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HISC Brown Bag Presentation #12 Title: Options for Controlling Mosquito-borne Diseases in Hawaii Presenter: Dr. Jolene Sutton, University of Hawaii at Hilo Date: November 30, 2017 Summary: Six species of biting mosquitoes have been introduced to Hawaii since 1826. These mosquitoes are able to vector a number of dangerous diseases, including yellow fever, dengue, Zika, canine heartworm, and ...
Read More Brown Bag #12: Options for Controlling Mosquitoes in Hawaii

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 ...
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