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Interested?  Concerned?  Want to learn more about Invasive Plants and Aquatic Invasive Species? Consider becoming a member of the East Kootenay Invasive Species Council – it’s free and easy!

There are no requirements to become a member. Members can be individuals, not-for-profits societies, businesses, government agencies, First Nations, industry, educational institutions and list goes on...

Members have voting privileges at EKISC’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) and receive periodic electronic updates as well as, invitations to field trips, conferences, and other special events.  

What is the cost of a membership? FREE!


EKISC is running an open membership program, which means that all memberships are available at no cost. Although we welcome you to donate!


What are the benefits to being a member?
  • Opportunities to network with other organizations

  • Opportunities to elect or run for positions on the Board of Directors at our Annual General Meetings.

  • Be the first to know the latest news about volunteer opportunities and events in the community.

  • Be part of efforts to protect the Regional District of the East Kootenay.

  • Invitations to Special Events and Webinars

  • Discounts on EKISC merchandise and

  • Free workshops

Member of the Month! 

Tracy Kaisner B.Env.Sc. has a passion for the outdoors which she applies to her work with invasive plants. She is the owner of West Fork Resource Management Ltd., which she established in 2013, and is the current EKISC area controller for the Elk Valley.

Upon settling in Sparwood 12 years ago and working in the local forestry industry, Tracy had the opportunity to explore all corners of the Elk Valley and became inspired to support habitat management and restoration. Her direction into weeds started during her work for Tembec Forest Industries, she has since been involved with invasive plant management at Teck mine operations as well as with local municipalities and landowners. She has been instrumental in coordinating treatment across multiple landowners and jurisdictions in the Elk Valley. Tracy served as a Director on the East Kootenay Invasive Plant Council in 2008-2010.

Tracy is currently enrolled in the NAISMA Invasive Plant Program Management Training Program in hopes to gain some new insight into managing weeds.


In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, biking, cross country skiing, gardening and camping with her 8-year-old daughter and husband of 17 years, who also has an extensive background in weeds. She is a founding member of the Sparwood Farmers Market, and a 2nd year Girl Guide Leader. 

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