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November 19, 2020

Garter Snake Found in Christmas Tree Shipment

The Christmas tree shipment was being held for secondary inspection due to a slug interception when workers found the 9-inch snake which was alive, but injured.
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September 24, 2020

Maui Invasive Species Committee Accepting Nominations for Prevention Efforts in Maui County

The Maui Invasive Species Committee is now accepting nominations for its Malama i ka Aina Award, which honors a landscaper, nursery, garden shop or commercial/agricultural property owner/manager for efforts to keep invasive species out of Maui County.
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May 14, 2020

Social Media Video Helps MISC Catch Coqui Frogs at Nursery in Kahului

A outbreak of invasive coqui frogs reported in plants outside the Home Depot store in Kahului on Tuesday night, was identified and assessed before sunrise thanks to a social media post and rapid response from community members and experienced field workers.
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February 12, 2020

Schatz Seeks Federal Help to Fight Invasive Spittlebug on Hawai‘i Island

The two-lined spittlebug is native to the southern United States and was first discovered on Hawai‘i Island in 2016, when it damaged nearly 2,000 acres of grazing land. Since then, the invasive pest has devastated more than 125,000 acres of pasture grass.
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January 15, 2020

Maui Council Chair Delivers Legislative Package of 15 Bills

The Maui package includes 15 bills covering a wide range of issues, including the taxation authority and revenue, roadway safety, the regulation of hosting platforms for unpermitted vacation rentals and environmental issues like invasive species and sea-level rise.
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November 27, 2019

BREAKING: Little Fire Ant Infestation Confirmed at Twin Falls, Maui

At approximately eight acres, the infestation encompasses several homes and some areas frequented by hikers and swimmers.
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June 13, 2019

Hōlua to Temporarily Close for Ant Control on June 20

The Hōlua backcountry camping area of Haleakalā National Park will temporarily close overnight on Thursday, June 20, 2019, to control non-native Argentine ants.
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February 05, 2019

Maui’s Two New House Members Introduce First Slate of Bills

The measures include addressing the minimum wage, sea level rise, invasive species, school capacity and repair, and illegal vacation rentals.
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February 04, 2019

Invasive Corn Snake Found in Waipahu

The green-colored snake measured about two feet in length and has been tentatively identified as a non-venomous corn snake.
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December 10, 2018

Gov. Ige Hosts Western Governors’ Association Conference in Kona

Gov. David Ige is hosting the Western Governors’ Association’s Winter Meeting in Kona this week, featuring public roundtable discussions on critical issues.
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November 09, 2018

National Park Seeks Volunteers for Waele ma Haleakalā

Haleakalā National Park and the Pacific Whale Foundation are recruiting local volunteers for Waele ma Haleakalā, a twice-monthly invasive plant removal project.
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August 20, 2018

DLNR Releases Final Report for Lehua Island Restoration Project

The Hawai'i Department of Land and Natural Resources has released a final report on the Lehua Island Restoration Project.
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August 09, 2018

Noxious Weed is Wide-Spread on Maui, Eradication Underway on Big Island

Pampas grass is considered a significant threat in Hawaiʻi as a fuel for wildfires. An eradication effort is in its final stages on the Big Island.
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July 24, 2018

Ask the Mayor: Who Can Help With Rabbit Control?

I’ve called the Humane Society, two state departments, the police and prosecutors and everyone says it’s not their problem. Is there anyone out who can help?
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June 11, 2018

Holua Camping at Haleakalā Closed June 13 for Invasive Ant Control

The Holua backcountry camping area of Haleakalā National Park will be closed to campers the night of June 13, 2018 to allow staff to control non-native Argentine ants. Holua is located along the Halemau’u Trail within the Summit District of the park.
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