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  On June 19, 2014, Governor Neil Abercrombie signed House Bill 1716 (Making an Appropriation for Invasive Species Prevention, Control, Outreach, Research, and Planning) into law. Becoming Act 102, the measure provides an additional $5M in funding for invasive species efforts in Fiscal Year 2015, in addition to $750,000 previously appropriated for FY15 at the ...
Read More Governor Signs Bill to Increase Funding for Invasive Species Efforts

NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR WILLIAM J. AILA, JR. CHAIRPERSON, BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES SCOTT ENRIGHT CHAIRPERSON, BOARD OF AGRICULTURE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  April 25, 2014 Abercrombie Administration Requests Federal Recognition of Hawaii’s Unique Biosecurity Needs “Hawaii Biosecurity Resolutions Package” Encourages Federal-State Coordination HONOLULU —The Abercrombie Administration has released a 2014 Hawaii Biosecurity Resolutions Package to federal agency ...
Read More Release: Abercrombie Administration Requests Federal Recognition of Hawaii’s Unique Biosecurity Needs

For Immediate Release: March 3, 2014 SCOTT ENRIGHT, HDOA and WILLIAM J. AILA JR, DLNR CO –CHAIRMEN HAWAII INVASIVE SPECIES COUNCIL Hawaii Invasive Species Council Joint News Release GOVERNOR ABERCROMBIE KICKS OFF HAWAII INVASIVE SPECIES AWARENESS WEEK 2nd Annual Kickoff Event Recognizes Statewide Heroes – Volunteer opportunities held across the state HONOLULU—On Monday March 3rd, ...
Read More Governor’s Proclamation & HISC Awards: HISAW 2014 Kick-off

HAWAII JOINS THE NATION IN RECOGNIZING INVASIVE SPECIES AWARENESS WEEK 2nd Annual Kickoff Event Begins with Governor’s Proclamation at the Capitol (March 3-9) The State of Hawaii will participate in National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW).  Governor Abercrombie will kick off the 2nd annual Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week (HISAW) with a proclamation on March ...
Read More Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week 2014

KAULUNANI, HAWAII’S URBAN AND COMMUNITY FORESTRY PROGRAM RECEIVES SUSTAINABILITY AWARD FOR HAWAII-PACIFIC WEED RISK ASSESSMENT HONOLULU — The Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program was recently awarded the PlantPono/Invasive Plants Advocacy Award from the Landscape Industry Council of Hawaii for having the vision to support the Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment, which has transitioned from being a ...
Read More HISC-funded Weed Risk Assessment used as tool in award-winning Kaulunani Project

University of Hawaii researcher Dr. James Leary’s work with Herbicide Ballistic Technology (HBT) has been receiving positive attention in print and television media this week. The HBT platform developed by Dr. Leary delivers small amounts of herbicide into plant tissue from a distance, allowing control work in areas that cannot be reached by foot. The ...
Read More UH Researcher’s Herbicide Ballistic Technology Attracts Media Attention

For Immediate Release: July 31, 2013 HAWAII INVASIVE SPECIES COUNCIL APPROVES FISCAL YEAR 2014 BUDGET HONOLULU—The interagency Hawaii Invasive Species Council (HISC) has approved a budget of $2.55 million for fiscal year 2014 to support statewide programs to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species in Hawaii, as well as management and public outreach ...
Read More Council Approves .55M in Awards for FY14 Projects Statewide

Governor’s Proclamation In 2013, Governor Neil Abercrombie proclaimed the first Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week (HISAW), from March 4-8, 2013. His address to the audience at a HISAW kickoff ceremony at the Hawaii State Capitol on March 4 focused on the need to whatever resources are available to mitigate invasive species impacts and protect our ...
Read More First Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week: Governor’s Proclamation & 2013 HISC Awards

In the days before the opening of the 2013 State legislative season, HISC Council members and partners presented to a variety of legislators in a informational briefing on invasive species hosted by Senator Mike Gabbard, chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Environment. Committee vice chair Senator Russell Ruderman was also in attendance, as ...
Read More Council members open 2013 Legislative Briefing

Hawaii Invasive Species Council co-chair and Department of Land and Natural Resources chairman William J. Aila, Jr. highlighted Hawaii’s international leadership in green growth at the Island Summit held at the United Nations’Convention on Biological Diversity, Conference of the Parties (CBD COP-11) on October 16.  Aila led a Hawaii delegation to Hyderabad, India, where Hawaii ...
Read More HISC co-chair highlights Hawaii’s conservation efforts at international conference in India