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Big Island Invasive Species Committee (BIISC)

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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:

BIISC partners

Hawaii County
Hawaii Department of Agriculture
Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources: Division of Forestry and Wildlife
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Kamehameha Schools
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 meetings

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.

Contact us

BIISC staff welcome your questions, comments, and participation. Please see BIISC contact information.

Join our e-mail list

For up-to-date information about BIISC activities, join the BIISC e-mail list.

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