Brown Bag #23: Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment Update

Posted on Jun 27, 2019 in brownbag, News, slider

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 and accurate method of assessing the invasive potential of plants being imported into and/or planted within the Hawaiian Islands. Research demonstrates that preventing the introduction of invasive species is the most cost-effective option when dealing with invasive species & the HPWRA system is an important component of statewide prevention measures. Continued funding for the HPWRA will fulfill prevention objectives highlighted in the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan of the Hawaii Invasive Species Council.

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Link to Video Recording (on YouTube)