BIISC Staff Mission
Our mission is to prevent, detect, and control the establishment and spread of invasive species threats to the Big Island environment, economy, and way of life. We work island-wide protecting our native forests, communities, and agriculture from new and ongoing threats.
Our vision is that BIISC, which is both the committee and the staff it supports, transforms the way stakeholders interact to address invasive species threatening our island way of life. We believe that the committee structure provides the mechanism by which invasive species problems can be addressed in innovative, collaborative, and mutually beneficial ways. Our highly trained rapid response team will be quickly mobilized to address new threats or add manpower to ongoing issues in a comprehensive, effective manner. We will work island-wide to empower communities to take direct action in their neighborhoods and advocate for proactive invasive species policy. Our work will be guided by committed subject matter experts and community leaders, a strong commitment to public service, and unwavering integrity.