HISC Brown Bag #3: Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment

Posted on Feb 28, 2017 in brownbag, News

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 assess whether or not a plant species is likely to be invasive in Hawaii. The HPWRA is used for a number of outreach, education, and consumer decision0making processes. You can learn more at the HPWRA website and at Plant Pono, a website that provides advice on making safe, non-invasive decisions for plant purchases.

hisc-brown-bag-subtitleThe 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. View other presentations in the HISC Brown Bag series at http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/hisc/category/brownbag/