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Join Dr. Zhiqiang Cheng from UH-CTAHR and Esther Riechert from HDOA for a talk on local biological control agents for pest control in Hawaiʻi. Dr. Cheng will discuss his research into biocontrol agents that can target specific pests and provide alternatives to traditional chemical pesticides, while Esther will cover the regulatory framework for biopesticides in Hawaiʻi.

The Hawaiʻi Invasive Species Council has recently announced the awardees for the Hawaiʻi Invasive Species Awareness Month. These awards recognize individuals and organizations that have demonstrated exceptional commitment and dedication towards invasive species control and education in Hawaii. The awardees of this year’s Hawaiʻi Invasive Species Awareness Month are: Uloha, the Outstanding Business Leader, for ...
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New paper – summary of biological control in Hawaii  We are excited to announce that our HISC support staff colleague, Leyla Kaufman, is a co-author on a new paper that summarizes insect and weed biological control in Hawaii. The paper highlights recent successes in the state, discusses the perceptions of biocontrol, and emphasizes the importance ...
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2023 Hawaiʻi Legislative Session Update The 2023 legislative session is underway and we are following a number of invasive species related bills as they move through the committees. You can follow along on the HISC Invasive Species Bill Tracking webpage for the full list. HISC coordinated an Invasive Species Info Briefing on January 26th to the Senate Committees on Agriculture and Environment and Water & Land and the House Committees on Energy and ...
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The theme for HISAM 23 is “Mythbusters” – addressing misconceptions about invasive species that are often misunderstood. Throughout the month, there will be a variety of in-person volunteer activities, webinars on various topics, awards presented to businesses and individuals who make a difference in addressing invasive species in Hawaiʻi, and much more. Don’t miss out ...
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HISC is hiring

HISC is hiring!

Posted on Oct 26, 2022 in News

HISC is hiring a planner to be an integral part of the the HISC support team. This full time position based in Honolulu will provide professional assistance to the Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) Invasive Species Section on matters pertinent to the Hawai‘i Invasive Species Council (HISC) and related tasks: (1) strategic planning; (2) ...
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The FY23 HISC Call for Proposals and Application will be released on Monday, May 2nd at 8 am HST. The application link will be posted to the guidelines page.  Please read through the information below and follow the link to review the full application guidelines: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/hisc/fy23-call-for-proposals/. OVERVIEW  The Hawaiʻi Invasive Species Council (HISC) provides interagency ...
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Invasive species have devastating effects on Hawaiʻi’s agriculture, ecosystem health, and human health. February is Hawaiʻi Invasive Species Awareness Month (HISAM), when we raise awareness about these threats while also celebrating the good work done to protect Hawaiʻi from invasive species.  As part of these celebrations, the Hawaiʻi Invasive Species Council (HISC) Support Program coordinates ...
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Thanks to the work of teams at HDOA, DLNR, DOH, UH, and other partners, implementation on 65% of the 147 action items identified in the Hawaiʻi Interagency Biosecurity Plan has begun as of January 2022. This year marks the halfway point for implementation of the plan and we can reflect on our achievements made to ...
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Join us to learn more about invasive species during the month of February for Hawaiʻi Invasive Species Awareness Month. This year we will by exploring the three wao’s (or realms) of Akua (upper forests), Kanaka (lower valleys and urban areas), and Kahakai (wetlands, ocean) with special online presentations, virtual tours, identification classes, and other activities. ...
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