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The Kauaʻi Invasive Species Committee (KISC) is a voluntary partnership of government, private and non-profit organizations, and concerned individuals working to prevent, control, or eliminate the most threatening invasive plant and animal species in order to preserve Kauaʻi’s native biodiversity and minimize adverse ecological, economic and social impacts.
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KISC News & Blog
Do you have any of these plants in your yard? Some of the biggest threats to Kauai's forests can come from our own … Continue reading...
Rapid Ohia Death
ʻŌhiʻa (Metrosideros polymorpha), a keystone species in Hawaiʻi’s native forests, faces a new threat in the form of a new fungal disease called Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death (ROD). First detected on Hawaii Island a half-dozen years ago, hundreds of thousands of ʻōhiʻa on Hawaiʻi island have already died from this fungus, called Ceratocystis. In 2018, the disease was found for the first time on Kauai. There is currently no known cure for affected trees, so preventing the spread of this disease is vital.
Due to the COVID-19 shutdown, all KISC public outreach events have been cancelled until further notice.
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The Pono Endorsement Program is a voluntary partnership between nursery and landscaping businesses, … [Read More...]
Plant of the Week
Merremia tuberosa (wood rose) is overgrowing the north shore.Learn More...