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INVASIVES IN THE NEWS

Stay informed! As invasive species don't follow our traditional boundaries, EKISC likes to follow not only regional invasive news, but global + nation stories. Check out the links below to read more about news and emerging issues as it pertains to invasive species. 

REGIONAL + LOCAL STORIES

FIELD CREW STATS 2022

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21 LAKES MONITORED

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6783ha SURVEYED

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98 BAGS OF WEEDS

OUTREACH STATS 2022

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115 

VOLUNTEERS

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89 BAGS OF WEEDS

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1731 PUBLIC INTERACTIONS

Conservation Officer Service achieves largest-ever invasive mussels decontamination

White-Nose Syndrome (WNS) is a disease with rapid spread. It can cause high levels of mortality in bat populations. 

DEADLY INVASIVE SPECIES ALERT, Death Cap Mushroom 

(Amanita phalloides) can be mistaken for edible puffballs when young - exercise extreme cation. 

NEW INVASIVE SPECIES ALERT, Eggleaf Spurge (Euphorbia oblongata) is a candidate for eradication province-wide + has recently been confirmed in BC.

STORIES FROM AWAY

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Nature’s best friend: Scientists train dogs to sniff out dangerous invasive species

SEPT 12, 2022

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Invasive reptile + amphibian species are causing billions of dollars in damages globally

SEP 14, 2022

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Soil Disturbance Reduces Resilience of Rangelands to Climate Change

SEPT 12, 2022

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Experts say hard-to-catch Japanese beetles increasing across P.E.I. cause for alarm

AUG 23, 2022

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Non-native pest introduced to harm invasive plant, help native species

SEPT 6, 2022

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Hemlock woolly adelgid confirmed in Grafton, ON 

AUG 10, 2022