Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society

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Non-Profit Organization
Conservation Neighbourhood Creston-PurcellsDuncan-Trout LakeKootenay LakeKootenay Lake West ArmLower ArrowLower Columbia RiverSlocan ValleySouth Selkirks-SalmoUpper Arrow
Focuses Ecosystem Restoration/EnhancementEducation/OutreachInvasive Species ManagementInventoryResearch
Regional District RDCKRDKB

Our Mission:

To minimize the impacts of invasive species on the ecosystems, communities, and economy of the Central Kootenay region by promoting collaborative approaches to invasive species management.

Our Vision:

A network of partners collaborating to minimize the impacts of invasive species on the ecosystems, communities, and economy of the Regional District of Central Kootenay and the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Area A and B.

The CKISS is a non-profit society that was formed by a group of residents and company/agency representatives who were interested in promoting collaborative approaches to invasive plant management in 2005. The CKISS has the goals of: Implementing a collaborative and coordinated program; Implementing a collaborative and coordinated program; Educating, engaging, and inspiring residents and partners to participate in invasive species management; Preventing the introduction, establishment and spread of aquatic and terrestrial invasive species; Reducing the impacts of existing invasive species populations on biodiversity, natural resource values, and the economy; Building capacity to ensure program sustainability.