Awarded to the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society to work towards the eradication of knotweed from Areas A, D, and E of the RDCK.

PROPONENT: Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society

DESCRIPTION: Japanese knotweed is listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as one of the 100 worst invasive species globally, and knotweeds are among the highest priority plants for the Province of BC and the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS). The objective of the private land knotweed removal incentive program is to work towards the eradication of knotweed from Areas A, D, and E of the RDCK.

OBJECTIVE: In this program, CKISS conduct inventory and outreach, and administer a cost‐sharing program where landowners can apply for a 50% subsidy to chemically treat knotweed on their private property for up to three consecutive years (while funding allows). The objectives of this project are to: 1) Improve regional inventory of knotweed; 2) Increase landowner and public awareness; 3) Treat and monitor qualifying sites; 4) Engage landowners in taking action against invasive species ; 5) Measure program effectiveness.

PHOTOS: CKISS

Visit the CKISS Website for Knotweed Information

An overview of the 2020 Knotweed Removal project.

Erin Bates with the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society presented on this project as part of the 2020 KCP Virtual Spring Tour held on June 22, 2020 featuring five projects that receive funding from the Kootenays’ two Local Conservation Funds.