Brown Bag #17: Preventing future invasive plant introductions with a State Restricted Plant ListPosted on Sep 18, 2018 in brownbag, slider
Brown Bag #17: Preventing future invasive plant introductions with a State Restricted Plant List
Date: October 4, 2018
Presenters: Christy Martin; PIO & Project Manager for the Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species (CGAPS); Shahin Ansari; Senior Ecologist for H.T. Harvey and Associates, and Chelsea Arnott; Planner for CGAPS
Summary: What if we knew about Miconia’s invasive impacts elsewhere and had been able to restrict it from importation and sale in Hawaii? Today, we have the knowledge and tools to better predict a plant’s potential to be invasive before it arrives, but we don’t have the regulatory mechanisms in place to keep them out…until now. In this Brown Bag presentation Shahin Ansari from H.T. Harvey and Associates, Christy Martin and Chelsea Arnott from the Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species (CGAPS) discuss the work being done to create a state Restricted Plant List and set of rules that would reduce the risk of future invasive plant introductions for Hawai`i.
The HISC Brown Bag series is an ongoing set of informal lunchtime presentations to facilitate information sharing among partners and stakeholders. Presentations are announced via the HISC email list and remote access is provided via WebEx. View other presentations in the HISC Brown Bag series at https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/hisc/category/brownbag