FY07 Funded Projects

The HISC disbursed $2M in FY07 to support projects relating to invasive species prevention, control, and outreach. A full description of FY07 activities can be found in the 2008 legislative report. Individual project summaries and final reports are below.

Prevention

West Nile Virus Prevention
Hawai’i Department of Health, $350,000

To develop the capacity of the Department to prevent the establishment of West Nile Virus by providing supplies and support for the State Laboratory, Vector Control branch and Environmental Education to promote awareness and public participation.

Hawai'i-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment
Hawai’i-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment, $60,000

To sustain a technician to continue the screening of plants grown and used commercially in Hawai’i via the locally developed Weed Risk Assessment.

Control

Aquatic Invasive Species Response Team
DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources, $315,000

To Support the Department of Land and Natural Resources – Division of Aquatic Resources supervised Aquatic Invasive Species Response Team.

Kaua'i Detection and Control of Invasive Species
Kaua’i Invasive Species Committee, $200,000

To support the detection and control of incipient invasive species in Kaua’i County.

O'ahu Detection and Control of Invasive Species
O’ahu Invasive Species Committee, $150,000

To support the detection and control of incipient invasive species on O’ahu.

Maui County Detection and Control of Invasive Species
Moloka’i and Maui Invasive Species Committees, $300,000

To support the detection and control of incipient invasive species in Maui County.

Big Island Detection and Control of Invasive Species
Big Island Invasive Species Committee, $200,000

To support the detection and control of incipient invasive species in Hawai’i County.

Outreach

Statewide Public Outreach Program
Hawai’i Invasive Species Council, $230,000

To support a Statewide Public Outreach Program, in cooperation with the public and private sector for visitors and residents to increase voluntary compliance of quarantine laws, avoid accidental introductions of invasive species, and establishing an effective pest hotline reporting system that delivers timely information to managers on the ground. This has been accomplished by establishing three public outreach specialist positions to carry out these tasks and, in the past, a successful small grant program which included a broad array of organizations and community groups in addition to projects developed by staff.

HISC Support and Overhead

  1. Central Services Fee: $140,000
  2. Staff and Support: $105,000