Kauai conducts invasive species control amid pandemic

Miconia, seen here growing in Papaikou on the Big Island. The Kauai Invasive Species Committee has made strides toward controlling the invasive forest pest. (File photo/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

LIHUE — The Kauai Invasive Species Committee and other groups have conducted early detection, rapid response and control work this year on dozens of invasive plant and animal species as other activities and business operations have been restricted during the coronavirus pandemic.