After Dark in the Park Video Archives - Sept 14 2010
Controlling Invasive Species - The Power of Partnerships
The Big Island Invasive Species Committee (BIISC) is a voluntary partnership of private citizens, community organizations, businesses, land owners and government agencies addressing invasive species issues on the island of Hawai`i. 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 Hawai`i County. Join BIISC Project Manager, Dr. Jan Schipper as he talks about the power of partnerships to protect Hawai`i from invasive weeds and pests. Come learn how you can make a real difference as a community partner and help keep Hawai`i, Hawai`i.
Did You Know?
Only two butterflies found in Hawai`i are native. The Kamehameha Butterfly (Vanessa tameamea) is Hawai`i's state insect, brightly colored, and larger than the Blackburn's blue (Udara blackburni).