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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 ...
Read More January 2020 Progress Report Released for Interagency Biosecurity Plan

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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Sponges play an important role in our marine ecosystems, but no one knows how many invasive sponges are in Hawaii’s waters. Nor do we know how many native species there are. Jan Vicente, a post-doctoral researcher at the Hawaii Institute for Marine Biology, shares his work on demystifying Hawaii’s sponge communities in his brown bag ...
Read More Brown Bag 28: Invasive Sponges in Hawaii, Jan Vicente, HIMB

Information about invasive plants in Hawaii is spread across multiple databases and isn’t available in a format that allows resource managers to make decisions easily. Enter the HAPI project: UH graduate student Kelsey Brock is building a Hawaii Alien Plant Informatics system to connect various data about invasive plants and present it in an easy-to-use ...
Read More Brown Bag #27: the Hawaii Alien Plant Informatics (HAPI) Project

HISC Brown Bag Series #26 Title: Development of Mongoose Control Tools Presenter: Dr. Shane Siers, USDA, National Wildlife Research Center, Hawaii Field Station Date: September 9, 2019 Summary: Learn about  the latest advancements in the development of Mongoose Bait Toxicants. Abstract: Small Indian mongooses (Herpestes auropunctatus), originally introduced to Hawaii for rat control in sugarcane ...
Read More Brown Bag #26 – Development of Mongoose Control Tools

HISC Brown Bag Series #25 Title: Ballast Water & Hull Biofouling Update Presenter: Jules Kuo, BWHF Coordinator, Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) Date: August 27, 2019 Summary: Learn about  the importance of Ballast Water & Hull Biofouling. Abstract: Continued financial support from HISC is needed to fund two full-time positions in 2018. Where appropriate, HIBP ‘implementation ...
Read More Brown Bag #25 – Ballast Water & Hull Biofouling

The Hawaii Interagency Biosecurity Plan (HIBP) is the state’s guiding document for biosecurity improvements over the coming decade. The HISC is responsible for tracking implementation of the Plan across agencies, and will report progress annually: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/hisc/files/2019/08/HIBP-Report-July-2019-compressed.pdf

HISC Brown Bag Series #23 Title: Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment 2019 Update Presenter: Chuck Chimera, HPWRA Coordinator Date: June 12, 2019 Summary: The Hawaii‐Pacific Weed Risk Assessment (HPWRA) assists in preventing new invasive plants from entering the State and in reducing the spread of existing invasive plants. This voluntary screening system provides an objective, science‐based ...
Read More Brown Bag #23: Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment Update

In 2018 Governor Ige launched the Biosecurity and Invasive Species Initiative (BISI) as chair of the Western Governors’ Association (WGA). The year-long initiative has included a number of projects designed to increase collaboration and action across western states and Pacific territories with regard to invasive species prevention and control. The initiative included four workshops to bring ...
Read More Final report and policy resolution: WGA Biosecurity and Invasive Species Initiative

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