EKISC is governed by an eight-member Board of Directors who represent stakeholders, including at-risk industries and recreational pursuits, with an interest in protecting the East Kootenay from invasive species. The Board Members are drawn from provincial and local governments, agriculture, non-governmental environment organizations, and the private sector.
EKISC also has several committees that work on specialized areas that affect EKISC operating activities. These committees are comprised of volunteers, Board Members, and staff. Committee members have terms of one year and generally require less commitment that directorships on the Board. Committees include:
The Society Constitution and Bylaws list the specific purposes of EKISC as a registered non-profit society. An Annual report is produced summarizing education, inventory, coordination and treatment activities each year. An AGM is held in April, a General Meeting in October, and Planning Sessions through the winter. Field tours and Forums alternate each year.
Finance and Fundraising
Planning & Strategic Priorities
Education & Outreach
Board of Directors
We are grateful to the Board of Directors who volunteer their time, and bring their expertise and passion to their work with us.
Golden Shovel Award
Since 2010, the East Kootenay Invasive Species Council has selected an organization and/or individual who have made significant contributions to invasive plant management efforts in the region. We call this the Golden Shovel Award.
EKISC presents this distinguished recognition award at our Annual General Meeting each spring.
2019 - Pam Turyk
2018 - Pat Wray
2017- Dan Murphy
2016 - Sandra Loewen
2015 - Phil Burk and Rick Thompson
2014 - Faye Street
2013 - Sue Crowley
2012 - Heidi Trescher
2011 -Bill Bennett
2010 - Kevin Paterson
Private Consultant, Wandering Ecotone
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Rick Van Horne
Public Representative, BC Backcountry Hunters & Anglers
Regional District of the East Kootenay
Tobacco Plains Indian Band
Windermere & District Famers Institute
Forest Lands Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Waldo Stockbreeders Association