HISC Strategic Plans
Hawaii is in the midst of an invasive species crisis affecting the islands’ endangered plants and animals, overall environmental and human health, and the viability of its tourism and agriculture based economy.
Invasive pests already cost the State of Hawaii millions of dollars of crop losses, the extinction of native species, the destruction of native forests, and the spread of disease. But many more harmful pests threaten to invade Hawaii, causing further damages. Even one new pest – like the brown tree snake or the red imported fire ant – could change the character of our islands.
The HISC Strategic Plan provides the framework for a statewide invasive species prevention, control, research and public outreach program. The strategy reflects the HISC’s legal mandates and takes into account reviews carried out by each of the working groups.
Current plan: HISC Strategic Plan, 2015-2020
For a comprehensive review of the 2015-2020 strategic planning process, including notes from individual working group meetings, visit our strategic planning process page.