June 2020 HIBP Progress Report

Posted on Jun 18, 2020 in News, slider

The Biosecurity Plan was developed in large part as a response to the previous economic downturn, when many biosecurity programs were reducted. We have since learned the costly lesson that investments in biosecurity save money in avoided damages and control efforts. As we face a new downturn due to COVID-19, the Biosecurity Plan framework suggests ...
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After approximately a year of stakeholder engagement and collaborative priority setting, the Hawai‘i Invasive Species Council (HISC) and the Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species (CGAPS) are pleased to announce the release of a final HISC & CGAPS Joint 2025 Strategy. This document replaces both the 2015-2020 HISC Strategic Plan and the 2015-2020 CGAPS Strategic ...
Read More Joint 2025 Strategy for HISC & CGAPS Finalized and Released

FY21 Call for Proposals

Posted on May 1, 2020 in Funding

With continued support from the Hawaii State Legislature, the HISC invites proposals for interagency projects that address critical issues in invasive species prevention, control, outreach, and research in Hawaii. The FY21 Call for Proposals, eligibility guidelines, and online application form for interagency funding from the Hawaii Invasive Species Council are now available at: https://hiscfunding.formstack.com/forms/fy2021. HISC funds ...
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Presenter: Dr. Tim Gallaher, Herbarium Pacificum, Botany Department of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum (BISH). Summary: Learn the latest information on the development of a new website featuring the Plants of Hawai‘i, by the staff of the Herbarium Pacificum in the Botany Department of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum (BISH). Abstract Title: A New Plants of ...
Read More Brown Bag #31: A New Plants of Hawai‘i Website (Tim Gallaher, Bishop Museum)

Presenter: Lisa Kaluna, Research Assistant for Dr. Susan Jarvi, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Summary: Learn the latest information on Rat Lungworm (RLW) parasitic disease that was presented at the International RLW Conference held in Hilo, Hawai‘i on January 7, 2020. Abstract Title: Angiostrongylus cantonensis in slugs and snails of east Hawai‘i island and ...
Read More Brown Bag #30: Rat Lungworm Update (Lisa Kaluna, UH Hilo)

A new web map shows which invasive species are targets for detection or control using HISC funds in FY19. The map displays House districts in Hawaii and for each district provides a list of species for which funding was provided. Please note that the listing of a species does not necessarily mean that it has ...
Read More Web map shows priority invasive species targets statewide

The scope of the Hawai‘i Interagency Biosecurity Plan addresses three biosecurity areas including pre-border (for example, agreements on handling and treatment of products before they enter the state), border (for example, inspection authorities and technologies), and post-border (for example, tools and capacity for response after invasive species have become established). The benefit of a comprehensive ...
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HISAM 2020 EVENTS

Posted on Jan 10, 2020 in News, slider

FEBRUARY 2020 EVENTS HAWAIʻI ISLAND Big Island Invasive Species Committee Type of activity: Presentation on Little Fire Ants Date/Time: February 10th, 6:00 PM  Location: Laupahoehoe Community Library Website: https://www.biisc.org/ Type of activity: Activity table for HAAS Science Expo Date/Time: February 28th, 9:00 AM -12:00 PM  Location: Kealanui Campus Website: https://www.biisc.org/ Nāpu‘u Natural Resource Management Type ...
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John-Carl Watson, manager of the Koolau Mountains Watershed Partnership, shares KMWP’s work to remove albizia from the mauka areas of an important watershed on Oahu. It took albizia 100 years to reach the upper part of this watershed, and is scheduled to take 4 years for KMWP to remove it. As John-Carl puts it, that ...
Read More Brown Bag #29: Regional Albizia Eradication in Upper Waiawa (John Carl Watson, KMWP)