Hawai‘i Invasive Species Council

Aloha Kākou,

The next meeting of the Hawai‘i Invasive Species Council (HISC) will be held June 9, 2021 at 1:00 PM. The meeting will be held virtually online and will be livestreamed to the HISC Support Program YouTube channel. Please see below for the agenda and a link to the full meeting packet, which contains details on viewing the livestream as well as submitting testimony.


  1. Call to order
  2. Introductions
  3. Approval of minutes from January 27, 2021 meeting
  4. Submittal: Requesting approval of HISC Resources Working Group members
  5. Presentation: Hawaii’s biological control programs, past and present, and future needs for building capacity in Hawaiʻi and the Pacific region through the coordinated efforts of the Biocontrol Working Group
  6. Submittal: Supporting the Planning, Construction, & Operation of Pacific Regional Biocontrol Facilities and Committing Agency Engagement
  7. Public Comments
  8. Adjournment

The Council may go into Executive Session pursuant to Section 92-5(a) (4), Hawai‘i Revised Statutes, in order to consult with its attorney on questions and issues pertaining to the Council’s powers, duties, privileges, immunities and liabilities.
Written, oral, and/or video testimony may be provided. Please refer to the meeting packet for protocols on testimony submission. Written testimony should be submitted to at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.
Individuals requesting special accommodations (e.g., large print materials, sign-language interpreters) are asked to contact the staff below at least three days prior to the meeting.

All HISC meeting documents are available at

Download Meeting Packet
Council Members
Suzanne Case
Department of Land & Natural Resources
Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser
Department of Agriculture
Keith Kawaoka, D.Env.
Department of Health

Nicholas Comerford, PhD
University of Hawaii
Mary Alice Evans
Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
David Rodriguez
Department of Transportation
Legislative Particpants
Senate President Ronald Kouchi
Senator Mike Gabbard
Senator Lorraine Inouye

Representative Nadine Nakamura
Representative Chris Lee
Representative Tina Wildberger
Representative Nicole Lowen

Representative Lisa Marten

HISC Support Staff
Leyla Kaufman, Māmalu Poepoe Coordinator
Chelsea Arnott, Planner
Randal Bartlett, Interagency Coordinator
Elizabeth Speith, Online Pest Report Facilitator
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