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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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After 30 years of study, a new butterfly may offer hope for control of miconia in Hawaii. The Hawaii State … 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 Hawaiʻi Island a half-dozen years ago, more than a million ʻōhiʻa on Hawaiʻi island have died from two new fungi, unknown to science before. 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
This large, clump-forming grass is one of the fastest growing terrestrial plants in the world . . .Learn More...