Sowing Sustainability: How One Artist’s Wildflower Seeds are Boosting Biodiversity in Nova Scotia

“Nova Scotia Native Wildflower” seed pack. A collaborative project between Kristen De Palma and the Nova Scotia Invasive Species Council.  As concern around environmental challenges and biodiversity loss grows, gardeners are increasingly adopting pro-environmental and sustainable practices. This shift has led to a rising demand for native plants, which play a crucial role in supporting… Read More

Upcoming Invasive Species Events

Upcoming Invasive Species Events Find a list of upcoming national and international invasive species-related events:   33rd Pacific North West Economic Region (PNWER) Annual Summit- Feral Swine Summit Whistler, British Columbia | July 22, 2024   NEOBIOTA 13th Annual International Conference on Biological Invasions Lisbon, Portugal | September 3-6, 2024   NAISMA Annual Conference 2024… Read More

Greetings From CCIS Executive Director, Rebecca Lord

Dear CCIS Members, Partners, and Supporters, As the days grow longer and the warmth of summer sets in, I am pleased to share the latest updates from the Canadian Council on Invasive Species (CCIS). Summer is a time of active engagement and growth, and we are excited about the opportunities this season brings. We are thrilled… Read More

CCIS Chapter Update: Spring 2024

Now that Spring is upon us and things are growing, our Chapters have been busy continuing their amazing work and returning to the field! Continue reading for updates on the work our Chapters have been engaged in the past few months. The Canadian Council on Invasive Species has established a strong network of chapters spanning… Read More

Update: National Invasive Species and Climate Change (NISCC) Network

2022: Where it all Began Climate change is challenging how we consider invasive species in Canada as novel non-native species become invasive and native species shift their ranges north into new ecosystems. They also interact to produce synergistic effects that are worse than their independent impacts: climate change can make ecosystems more vulnerable to invasive… Read More

Call for Presentation Proposals: Wildfires, Climate Change and Invasive Species

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS (PDF-Shareable) The Canadian Council on Invasive Species is seeking presentations! This 1-day virtual conference will bring together government, industry, academia and Indigenous leaders from across Canada and the United States to explore the interplay between climate change, wildfires and invasive species. During the conference, participants will discuss the risks posed by Climate… Read More

Play Clean Go Week: June 1-8, 2024

Save the Date: Play Clean Go Week is almost here! “Play Clean Go Week” is an annual event held in June and promoted across North America, with partners in Canada, the US, and Mexico. Play Clean Go Week aims to raise awareness about the importance of preventing the spread of invasive species while enjoying outdoor recreational… Read More

CCIS Chapter Update – March 2024

Here are the latest updates from the Canadian Council on Invasive Species (CCIS) Chapters, showcasing the ongoing efforts and achievements in combating invasive species across Canada. From past events and notable wins to upcoming initiatives and resources, explore the strides made by the Invasive Species Council of BC, Saskatchewan Invasive Species Council, New Brunswick Invasive… Read More

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