OISC works to identify high-risk pathways and conducts early detection surveys of these sites to ensure we find and eradicate high-threat, invasive target species while they are still in the initial stages of invasion. This approach reduces the amount of resources used by preventing the need for long-term management.
Some OISC targets, like fountain grass, are established in certain parts of the island and controlled in order to prevent further spread to more sensitive areas.
Small naturalized populations of alien pests may be eradicated. Eradication is the ultimate goal for the majority of OISC targets.