The first six months of the Western Governors’ Biosecurity and Invasive Species Initiative, the central policy initiative of WGA Chair Hawaii Gov. David Ige, has featured four workshops across the West.
Watch this video to learn more about work accomplished so far to identify the impacts that nuisance species, pests and pathogens have on ecosystems, forests, rangelands, watersheds, and infrastructure in the West. The Initiative also is examining the role that biosecurity plays in addressing the risks posed by invasive species.
The workshops were hosted by Western Governors Brian Sandoval (Nevada), Matt Mead (Wyoming), Steve Bullock (Montana), and David Ige (Hawaii). In the coming months, webinars, policy recommendations and best practices will be developed to continue the work of the Chairman’s Initiative.