What are Invasive Species?
Invasive species threaten our environment, economy, agriculture, human health, and/or quality of life. Invasive species are not native to Hawaii, they were introduced either intentionally or accidently by humans. Invasive species generally reproduce quickly and are able to spread from their initial intended area.
KISC Priority and Early Detection Species
The following pests are highly invasive species of concern thought to be in limited distribution on Kauai. Sightings of these pests should be reported immediately. KISC is surveying these species for active or possible control. Learn more about each pest and KISC’s control method by clicking on the photos.
Common Kauai Invasive Species Gallery
The following pests are invasive species commonly found or widespread on Kauai. KISC does not actively control these pests. Be proactive and remove these pests from your yard. Help reduce the spread. Protect the forest from your backyard! To learn more about common invasive plants and good alternatives please visit www.plantpono.org.