ALIEN PLANT CONTROL POLICY
Original Draft by Wayne Gagn - March 9, 1986
In Hawai`i, the extensive and long-term degradation, even destruction, of native ecosystems, along with man's agricultural and botanical endeavors, by alien plants is only dimly perceived by society. Until social, political, and regulatory awareness is raised to the level where effective preventative and control measures are taken, we will continue to suffer biological, social, and economic losses from alien plants that exceed the cost of effective prevention and control.
It shall be the policy of Sierra Club, Hawai`i Chapter, to support educational, legislative, regulatory, and other means to restrict entry or to effect early eradication or long term control of undesirable alien plants in order to reduce their impact on the Hawai`i ecosystem.
This Policy on Alien Plant Control has not been approved by the Sierra Club Hawai`i Chapter Executive Committee.
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