Invasive Species

O’ahu Invasive Species Committee

Moloka`i Invasive Species Committee

MoMISC(The Molokai branch of the Maui Invasive Species Committee) has been an increasingly active partnership of MISC to address on Molokai invasive species challenges. Tri-Isle has assisted with past grant administration.Some of their projects include the following:

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Invasive Species Emergency Response Tri-Isle has administered funding from the County of Maui for prompt response to acute invasive species threats through chemical, biological, research or other techniques

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Maui Invasive Species Committee

This long term project was initiated in early 1990s by a coalition of partners including technical experts from government, private land interests and NGOs to address increasing threats of invasive species in the Maui landscape particularly the native ecosystems. The program has expanded over the years with increased funding from the County of Maui, State Government and Federal Grants. Tri-Isle RC&D was a founding partner of the Melestome Action Committee (now Maui Invasive Species Committee) and continues in the role of fiscal administrator, with employment and payroll services provided by the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii. MISC staff and field crew currently number about 30 full time employees. Miconia calvescens, a particularly invasive species, originally brought in as an ornamental is the single most serious threat to native rainforests and about half of MISCs attention and manpower is directed to controlling it; which includes both helicopter and ground crew spraying. Annual county grants from the Office of Economic Development and the Department of Water Supply have been ongoing.. Other sources of funding have included grants from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, the Nature Conservancy, National Fish and Wildlife Federation, Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, and Community Development Block Grants. Their “ISC’s” state organization is called the The Hawai`i Association of Watershed Partnerships.In addition to the core program, MISC is managing several sub-projects to address particular invasive species issues. These include:

Banana Bunchy Top Virus Targeted funding is used to deal with an outbreak of the virus which has a devastating effect on banana groves. Hawaiian heritage varieties are culturally important. The current strategy includes monitoring and treatment in the residential area of Makawao area where the initial infestation occurred as […]

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