By Robyn Hooper
CSISS Program Manager
Last week, invasive species across the continent were discussed by land managers and stakeholders at the North American Invasive Species Association (NAISMA) Conference in Vancouver.
Our regional committee, the Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society was highlighted at the BC Feature Night of the conference. Some highlights of the conference included presentations on: tsunami debris that can carry aquatic invasives to new countries; “Don’t Let It Loose” school programs to prevent the release of invasive pets and plants from aquariums; the latest biocontrol research for controlling invasive plants; BC’s Weeds and Roads Workshops for highways managers and contractors; and new mapping programs, such as EDDMaps, to quickly report and control invasives. CSISS Program Manager, Robyn Hooper said, “It was a great opportunity to have the NAISMA conference in British Columbia, to learn about the various new research and tools available for land managers to target invasive species, and to represent our regional priorities at the Feature BC night.”
To learn more about invasive species in the Columbia Shuswap Region, visit our website: http://columbiashuswapinvasives.org/ or like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ColumbiaShuswapInvasives/
The Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention, management and reduction of invasive species in the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. CSISS is thankful for the generous support of the Columbia Basin Trust, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.