The Big Island Invasive Species Committee (BIISC) is a voluntary partnership of private citizens, community organizations, businesses, land owners, and government agencies to address invasive species issues on the island of Hawaii. BIISC's mission includes education, early detection, rapid response, control and eradication of invasive pests threatening agriculture, native ecosystems, industry, human health or the quality of life within Hawaii County.
How does BIISC choose species for action?
Several criteria affect the composition of BIISC's target pest species list. These factors are reviewed in the following document:
Hawaii Department of Agriculture
Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources: Division of Forestry and Wildlife
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Kohala Watershed Partnership
Malama O Puna
Office of Hawaiian Affairs
The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii
Three Mountain Alliance
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Geological Survey
U.S.D.A. Forest Service
University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources
BIISC holds regular meetings that are open to the public. Meeting agenda and minutes are posted online. Please call BIISC at (808) 933-3340 for more information about the next meeting.