The 2015-2019 CGAPS Strategic Plan identifies five priority goals with specific actions to focus on over the next five years. The five goals are to:
- Minimize the inter-and intra-state movement of pests
- Expand Hawaii’s biocontrol program
- Educate the public and decision-makers regarding the importance of prevention of invasive species in Hawaii
- Identify invasive species threats to Hawaii and coordinate the development of response plans for key threats
- Identify, synthesize, and share information about prevention and control measures.
The CGAPS Vision and Action Plan was finalized in December 2009. It documents the ten most important issues that must be resolved to effectively prevent, detect, and manage harmful invasive species.
Each of the ten points provides some background information on the issue, a vision of success, some long-term needs, and a list of immediate actions that CGAPS participants have agreed to focus on. CGAPS intends to produce a new strategic plan periodically as we progress toward our vision. Here’s a visual presentation of the Vision and Action Plan, CGAPS V&A Slides.
The CGAPS Actions by Agency is a short document based on the CGAPS Vision and Action Plan, with just the immediate actions for each agency. It is intended to be used by the group at CGAPS meetings to discuss progress or needs.
The original 1995 CGAPS Action Plan was drafted by the Alien Species Action Plan Working Group which consisted of more than 80 participants. The plan was signed in 1994 and formalized in 1995 through this document.