The EKISC team and TNT crew pulling Spotted Knapweed.
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.