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Presenter: Elizabeth Speith is the 643pest.org Report Facilitator and has been deeply involved with the creation of both the website and companion mobile app since its origins as an USGS Hawaii Biological Information Node (HBIN) web project called “Report-A-Pest.” Summary: The 643Pest Network is the State of Hawaii’s system for the public to report invasive species sightings. ...
Read More Brown Bag #20: 643pest.org – A New Web-based Tool For Invasive Species Reporting in Hawaii

Presenters: JC Watson, former HISC planner/Koolau Mountains Watershed Partnership (KMWP) manager & Franny Brewer, Big Island Invasive Species Committee (BIISC) outreach coordinator Summary: Albizia infests large swaths of our islands. Its rapid growth crowds out native species, its nitrogen fixing abilities change natural ecosystems, and its brittle wood breaks easily, smashing property and destroying lives. Despite being ...
Read More BROWN BAG #19: ALBIZIA – Statewide Strategic Plan & BIISC’s Albizia “Assassins”

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 ...
Read More Brown Bag #18: Saving Ohia: Hawaii’s Sacred Tree (Rapid Ohia Death Documentary)

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 ...
Read More Brown Bag #17: Preventing future invasive plant introductions with a State Restricted Plant List

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

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 ...
Read More Brown Bag #15: Public Attitudes & Awareness of Invasive Species

HISC Brown Bag Presentation #14 Title: I’m Just a Bill: An Overview of Hawaii’s Legislative Process Relating to Invasive Species Presenter: Dr. Joshua Atwood, Hawaii Invasive Species Council Date: January 10, 2018 Summary: The state legislature is an important venue for advancing Hawaii’s biosecurity. It can also be a confusing place full of fast-paced discussion and strange deadlines, ...
Read More Brown Bag #14: Hawaii State Legislature & Invasive Species

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 ...
Read More Brown Bag #13: Miconia Management in East Maui

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

HISC Brown Bag Presentation #11 Title: Little Fire Ants on Maui: Current Status, October 2017 Presenter: Brooke Mahnken, Maui Invasive Species Committee, UH PCSU Date: October 26, 2017 Summary: Several little fire ant populations on Maui have been successfully removed, but several more persist and are under active treatment projects. Brooke Mahnken, LFA Coordinator for the Maui Invasive ...
Read More Brown Bag #11: Little Fire Ants on Maui, October 2017