In 2008, following a three year pilot project where the single-agency partnership delivery model was tested, the originally named East Kootenay Invasive Plant Council (EKIPC) formed as a non-profit society. This model proved to be a very effective and efficient method of invasive species management. 2020 marks our 12th anniversary, and to this day we continue to operate under this model to deliver a coordinated education and treatment program within the Regional District of East Kootenay. ​


Over the years, the council has progressed, and so has our mandate; in 2016, we changed our name to reflect the evolving issues with both terrestrial and aquatic plants and animals. Now, the East Kootenay Invasive Species Council (EKISC) consists of a cross-section of stakeholders who are united in their efforts to effectively manage invasive species across the region.


Continuing into our 13th year, we are reflecting on the successes of our past; creating space for present demands; and accepting the challenges of managing evolving issues in our future.


An East Kootenay free of invasive species


Mitigating the negative environmental, social, and economic impacts of invasive species.


  • Public commitment to our Vision and Mission

  • Coordinated management of invasive species on public and private lands using an integrated and collaborative approach

  • Adequate, stable, and timely funding for education, prevention, and treatment