EKISC - East Kootenay Invasive Species Council

Who Are We?


The EKISC Education team examining the biocontrol agent used on some Toadflax at Elizabeth Lake, Cranbrook, BC.

The East Kootenay Invasive Species Council (EKISC) is a diverse and dynamic mix of government and non-government, multi-interest stakeholders with membership open to anyone. EKISC was formed following a three year pilot project ending in 2007 where the single-agency partnership delivery model was tested. This model proved to be a very effective and efficient method of invasive species management. The EKISC continues to operate under this model to deliver a coordinated education and treatment program within the Regional District of East Kootenay.

The board of directors of the EKISC has representation from provincial and local governments, agriculture, non-governmental environment organizations, and the private sector. The Society Constitution and Bylaws list the specific purposes of EKISC as a registered non-profit society. An Annual report is produced summarizing education, inventory, coordination and treatment activities each year. An AGM is held in April, a General Meeting in October, and Planning Sessions through the winter. Field tours and Forums alternate each year, with a Field Tour planned for the summer of 2016.


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