Subcommittee on National Parks - Field Hearing - Invasive Species

August 9, 2005
10:00 AM
Location: The Kilauea Visitors Center auditorium, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo, HI.
Purpose: To gather information regarding invasive species. Specific areas of interest include challenges and needs of the National Park Service, existing legislation, legislative solutions, and use of partnerships for managing invasive species in and around National Parks.

Witness Panel 1

  • Dr. Lloyd Loope

    Research Scientist
    U.S. Geological Survey
  • Mr. Michael Soukup

    Associate Director for Natural Resources, Stewardship and Science
    National Park Service
  • Mr. Don Reeser

    Former Superintendent
    Haleakala National Park

Witness Panel 2

  • Mr. Mark Fox

    Director of External Affairs
    The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii
  • Dr. Neil Reimer

    Branch Chief, Plant Quarantine
    Hawaii Department of Agriculture
  • Ms. Mindy Wilkinson

    Invasive Species Coordinator
    Division of Forestry and Wildlife

Witness Panel 3

  • Ms. Julie Leialoha

    Big Island Invasive Species Committee
  • Ms. Teya Penniman

    Maui Invasive Species Committee
  • Mr. Peter Simmons

    Regional Operations Director
    Kamehameha Schools