The East Kootenay Invasive Species Council (EKISC) is a non-profit society formed in 2008. EKISC consists of a cross section of stakeholders who are united in their efforts to effectively manage invasive species across the region.
EKISC has expanded its mandate to include Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) in its management activities, since these species pose a significant threat to the freshwater resources of the region. AIS may include invertebrates, fish and plants.
All invasive species (whether land or water-based) can have significant impacts to environmental, social and economic values of our region. In fact, after habitat loss, invasive species are considered to be the second greatest threat to global biological diversity (http://www.issg.org/).
Public education and outreach is an important part of managing invasive species now, and in the future. To read about invasive species, their impacts, how to identify them, and what you can do about them, please click below.