Island Biosecurity: All for One and One for All

On October 23, 2017, island managers from the California Islands gathered at Cabrillo National Monument to share experiences and solicit support to advance biosecurity efforts. The daylong workshop involved presentations and discussions, allowing the 15 participants to identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities within not only their individual biosecurity programs, but also the interconnected biosecurity work ongoing throughout the California Islands.

The Not-So-Bore-ing Truth

Two similar species of invasive shot hole borer have been detected throughout the mainland of southern California, and it’s imperative that we act proactively to prevent their introduction to the California Islands. Protecting the islands from invasive species is a group effort; both island staff and visitors have to do their part to follow the biosecurity guidelines.