HISAM February 2021

Posted on Jan 10, 2020 in News, slider

Join us for one of the many opportunities below to learn more about what is being done to respond to invasive species, and how you can help. 


Monday, February 1

12:00 pm
HISAM opening ceremony with Hālau ʻŌhiʻa. Join the Facebook live event: https://www.facebook.com/halauohia/live

Tuesday, February 2

6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
History of Invasive Species in Hawaiʻi and the impacts on our environment, economy, and health – presented by Franny Brewer. Click here to join.

Wednesday, February 3

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Protecting our native forests from Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death – presented by JB Friday. Click here to join.

Thursday, February 4

8:00 am – 8:45 am
Airborne mapping to understand Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death in Hawaiʻi – presented by Greg Asner and Robin Martin. Click here to join.

Estuaries in Hawaiʻi are highly invaded by non-native fishes – presented by Kim Peyton. Click here to join.

Friday, February 5

Swimming under the radar: targeting invasive species in coastal brackish water habitats in Hawaiʻi – presented by Troy Sakihara, Cris Teague, Megan Lamson, & Dena Sedar. Click here to join.


Monday, February 8

11:00 am-11:40 am
MISC 101: An Overview of Invasive Species Management in Maui Nui, Lissa Strohecker and Serena Fukushima. Click here to join.

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Maui Nui Mini-Series: Who are ya gonna call (or click)? Reporting invasive species in Hawaii- 643-PEST and 643pest.org – presented by Elizabeth Speith. Click here to join.

Tuesday, February 9

10:00 am – 10:35 am
Maui Nui Mini-Series: Coqui on Maui: The State of the Frog – presented by Abe Vantze. Click here to join.

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Invasive Algae of Hawaii and iNaturalist – presented by Genivieve Devine. Click here to join.

Wednesday, February 10

11:00 am – 11:20 am
Maui Nui Mini-Series: Community Coqui Control Program – presented by Susan Frett. Click here to join.

12:00 pm – 12:20 pm
Maui Nui Mini-Series: Tackling Lāna‘i’s Prickliest Plants and Other Weed Eradication Updates – presented by Kari Bogner. Click here to join.

6:00 pm- 7:30 pm
Plant Pono – Your Travel Guide Down the Road of Good Intentions – presented  Molly Murphy and Chuck Chimera. Click here to join.

 Thursday, February 11

10:00 am – 10:20 am
Maui Nui Mini-Series: Maui Invasive Species Committee’s Approach to Controlling Eradicable Plant Species on Maui – presented by Michael Ade. Click here to join.

10:30 am – 11:15 am
Maui Nui Mini-Series: Efforts and Approaches on Maui to Eradicate Little Fire Ants – presented by Brooke Mahnken. Click here to join.

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Maui Mauka Conservation Awareness Training Guest Speaker: Adam Wong, DLNR, Division of Aquatic Resources Maui Education Specialist (MMCAT Team host) Learn more and sign up for the training here!

 Friday, February 12

11:00am- 11:30am
Maui Freshwater Systems: Invasives, Natives and more – presented by Skippy Hau. Click here to join.

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Maui Nui Mini-Series: MISC & MoMISC Response to Unique Vertebrates (e.g., conures and other parrot-like birds, veiled chameleons, rabbits, snakes and more) – presented by Adam Radford. Click here to join.


Tuesday, February 16

1:30pm- 2:15pm
Nutrient Impacts on Coral Reefs – presented by Celia Smith. Click here to join.

4:00 pm – 4:45pm
Developing a Taste for Sustainable Seafood in Hawaiʻi: Conservation International – presented by Jana Young & Matt Ramsey. Click here to join.

6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Oʻahu Invasive Species Committee: That Thing We Do: A Look Into the Fight Against Invasive Species – presented by Erin Bishop. Click here to join.

Wednesday, February 17

10:00 am- 10:45 am
Native Urchin Biocontrol of Invasive Algae – presented by David Cohen & Wes Dukes. Click here to join.

2:00 pm- 2:20 pm
Ballast Water and Biofouling the Major Vector of Marine Introduced Species – presented by Sara Tom & Natalie Dunn. Click here to join.

Thursday, February 18

10:00 am – 10:45 am
Chasing the Fastest Growing Tree in the World: Albizia – presented by Frankie Koethe & JC Watson. Click here to join.

11:00 am – 11:45 am
Protecting our forests from hooved animals – trends and progress statewide – presented by Emma Yuen. Click here to join.

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Speak for the Trees (or Coral): how to participate in the legislative process – presented by Christy Martin. Click here to join.

Friday, February 19

10:00 am-11:30 am  – Biosecurity Series. Click here to join.
Māmalu Poepoe: Invasive Species Surveillance at Hawaii’s Airports – presented by Leyla Kaufman
Biocontrol success in protecting Hawaii against impacts of invasive insect species – presented by Mark Wright

12:00 pm -12:45 pm
The Unique Case of Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle in Hawaii – presented by Koki Atcheson & Kaili Kosaka. Click here to join.


Monday, February 22

Check out @kauaiisc on ig or Kauai Invasive Species Committee on Facebook to see Kim Rogers and the ROD team talking about ‘Ōhi’a  and native plants’ importance in the nāhele of Kōkeʻe & Wailua watersheds also highlighting the spread of Rapid ‘Ōhi’a Death on Kauaʻi.

Tuesday, February 23

Tune in @kauaiisc on ig for the KISC Huakaʻi series highlighting responsible hiking practices in the forest

9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Maui Mauka Conservation Awareness Training, Teya Penniman, Birds, Not Mosquitoes, Project Coordinator for American Bird Conservancy. Learn more and sign up for the training here!

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Plants, pests, and community: The UH CTAHR Extension Program – presented by Roshan Manandhar. Click here to join.

1:00 pm- 1:15 pm 
Cats, Toxo-plasmosis, and Monk Seals – presented by Ryan Jenkinson. Click here to join.

Wednesday, February 24

12:00-12:45 pm
Cat safe, wildlife safe Kauai – presented by Helen Raine. Click here to join.

Thursday, February 25

Tune in @kauaiisc on ig for the KISC Huakaʻi series highlighting Mālama Huleʻia and impacts of mangrove/invasive fish on fishpond and estuary

10:30am – 11:10am
Be a Friend of the Forest – presented by Kim Rogers and Haylin Chock. Click here to join.

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fighting Invasive species in the Watersheds of the Big Island – presented by Three Mountain Alliance, Kohala Watershed Partnership, and Mauna Kea Watershed Partnership. Click here to join.

Friday, February 26

Tune into @kauaiisc on ig for KISC’s Huakaʻi finale featuring Kauai DAR talking about invasive aquatic species and closing remarks about the 3 part huakaʻi and HISAM

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Aquatic Invasive Species on Kauai: Salvinia, Tilapia and a new Algae – presented by Aaron Swink, Heather Ylitalo-Ward, & Kaili Shayler. Click here to join.

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Native Hawaiian Plant Society Annual Meeting: Controlling Himalayan Ginger in Waikamoi Preserve – presented by Kerri Fay (The Nature Conservancy Maui). Contact [email protected] to register.

Saturday, February 27

Closing ceremony with Hālau ʻŌhiʻa. Sunrise ceremony will be on facebook live: https://www.facebook.com/halauohia/live

Throughout the month look for the tag #HISAM2021 for more live events and activities