200+

Invasive Species in BC

20+

Funders and Project Partnerships

5

Invasive Plant Management Areas across the EK Region

1

Vision: To protect the EK from invasive species

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IT'S YOUR
EAST KOOTENAY.

The Kootenay region is world-renowned for its scenic beauty and biological diversity. Forest, shrub, grassland and wetland ecosystems provide habitat for a wide variety of plant and animal species. We're working to protect and mitigate our landscape from invasive species.

About EKISC

We are a  non-profit organization that builds partnerships and supports collaborative projects in natural and applied science, policy research, outreach and education to protect our forests, fields, gardens, waterways and cities from the damaging effects of invasive species. 

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Field Operations + Contracting

We have an in-house field ops team, and we provide support, informational resources, knowledge, expertise, and advice to local and regional government staff and RDEK community members. 

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Educational
Programming

From industry to kindergarten classes, we provide educational programming fit to the knowledge you need.

All the Latest Updates

Our monthly e-newsletter provides recent updates on our work, programming, partner features, and invasive news across the East Kootenay region & beyond.

Weed Warriors

Become a member of EKISC and join our team of Weed Warriors helping prevent the spread of invasives across the EK.

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LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The East Kootenay Invasive Species Council has full respect for the land upon which we deliver our program. We respectfully acknowledge that we live, work and play on the ancestral, unceded territory of the Ktunaxa and Secwepemc peoples. We are grateful to be here to build healthy landscapes, habitats and communities through education and responsible practices to prevent the spread of invasive species to protect our native ecosystems, waterways and rich biodiversity.