We believe that everyone plays a part in preventing the spread of invasive species. Find out how you can Take Action on invasive species by searching the links below!
The National Spotters Network is made up of the invasive species councils across Canada and their volunteers who identify and report invasive species.
National Spotters Network »
PlayCleanGo is an education and outreach campaign for outdoor recreationalists. The goal is to encourage outdoor recreation while protecting valuable natural resources. The objective is to slow or stop the spread of terrestrial invasive species (those that occur on land) through changes in public behaviour.
What is the issue?
Canada has 347 million ha of forest cover that represents nearly 9% of the world’s forests (Natural Resources Canada). Our forests and urban trees provide us with many ecosystem benefits such as capturing rain and storm water runoff, shade, habitat for wildlife and wood products. However, our forests and urban trees are under threat from invasive forest pests such as emerald ash borer and Asian long-horn beetle. Moving firewood from one location to another can inadvertently move forest pests to new areas resulting in destruction for forests and urban trees. These pests will move...Learn More
Don’t Move Firewood »
The Canadian Council on Invasive Species is a not-for-profit organization and your support helps respond to the threat of invasive species across Canada.
Your donation contributes to:
The protection of Canada's ecosystemsm economy, society and recreational opportunities
Coordinated responses to established and emerging invasive species
The awareness of invasive species and methods of preventing and controlling their spread.
Your donation will help our team of staff, working groups and Board of Directors, continue to create National Taking Action programs, educational resources, Best Management Practices and workshops to inform stakeholders how to prevent the spread of invasive species.
Our national Taking Action programs depend on implementation and support by various partners and sponsors from across Canada. Partners and sponsors are key to the support of the programs.
Each Taking Action program is focused on stopping the spread of invasive species through a high risk ‘pathway’ and with a key target audience.
Each Taking Action Program will seek to identify, confirm and work with:
- individuals who have committed to taking action
Partners, including Chapters
- those that have selected to adopt and deliver a Changing Behaviour Program(s)
Sponsors <...Learn More
Become a Partner or Sponsor »
The Canadian Council on Invasive Species is working with the National Horticulture Invasive Plants Working Group to raise awareness about invasive horticultural plants, how to prevent their spread and how to prevent the introduction of "high-risk" new invasive horticultural plants.
Be PlantWise »
The Canadian Council on Invasive Species (CCIS) is an incorporated, non-profit multi-agency organization founded in 2009 to work collaboratively across jurisdictional boundaries to support actions and information that can help reduce the threat and impacts of invasive species.