KISC works on a variety of incipient projects all over the island. You will rarely see our crew working on the same site for more than 4 days in a row. All the the species we control or monitor for are invasive species that have not yet become established on Kauai. We currently control 14 different plant species, and are always monitoring for any new invaders, or re-growth of already eradicated plant species. To see these species click here!
KISC target species are those recognized as having the greatest potential to harm human welfare, native biodiversity and island agriculture. With limited resources, we focus control efforts on species with limited distribution and increase the success rate of eradication.
We also manage the Little Fire Ant population, and any introduced mongoose or coqui frogs. We are one of the primary responders to anything new or unusual to the island. Biosecurity is very important to KISC. Preventing any new invasive species from coming to Kauai, or preventing the spread of a species from one side or the other, is always our main concern.
We mangage, monitor, and control all of our target species using Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and implement the best strategies for controlling different species on an individual level. To read more about how KISC uses IPM click here.