Become a Sponsor for the National Phragmites Conference!

Becoming a sponsor to the National Phragmites Conference includes a host of benefits! To view our entire sponsorship package, please follow the link to the pdf provided below   2022 National Phragmites Conference_ CCIS Sponsorship Package_FINAL  … Read More

National Phragmites Conference Agenda Release!

The National Phragmites Conference is coming quickly! Canada’s 1st National Phragmites Conference will provide a snapshot on the state and spread of “Canada’s worst invasive plant”, Phragmites australis, and it’s impacts on species at risk, critical wetland habitat, communities, and infrastructure across Canada. This event aims to connect provinces and territories to share key information… Read More

Preventing Invasive Species For Pet Owners

Non-native, invasive species are an issue that affects all seven continents. Invasive species wreak havoc on natural ecosystems. Because these organisms are introduced so suddenly, they have no natural predators and often outcompete native species. To understand the issue at hand, it is important to know the language around invasive species. First, native species are… Read More

Registration is Now Open for Canada’s 1st National Phragmites Conference!

2022 National Phragmites Conference January 20th, 2022 from 11am – 4pm Eastern Standard Time  About this Event:  This national virtual event will provide a snapshot on the state and spread of “Canada’s worst invasive plant”, Phragmites australis (AKA European Common Reed), and it’s impacts on species at risk, habitats, communities and infrastructure across Canada in the face of a changing climate.  Features of this event… Read More

How Wild Pigs Survive Canadian Winters

Wild pigs have been in the spotlight, most recently  due to the breaking news that a sounder (group of wild pigs) has been discovered in Elk Island National Park. Wild pigs are descendants of Eurasian wild boar brought over from Europe and Asia, and domestic pigs. Farmed boar either escaped captivity or were released and… Read More

Save the Date: 1st National Phragmites Conference

Attend Canada’s 1st National Phragmites Conference: January 20th, 2022 from 11am – 4pm Eastern Standard Time This virtual event will provide a snapshot on the state and spread of “Canada’s worst invasive plant”, Phragmites australis (AKA European Common Reed), and it’s impacts on species at risk, habitats, communities and infrastructure across Canada in the face… Read More

“Kill it! Squash it, smash it…just get rid of it.”

A dangerous pest is threatening Canada. A voracious sap sucker, this southeast Asian native has the potential to cause catastrophic damage to both Canada’s agricultural industry, and its natural environment. This threat is known as the spotted lanternfly (SLF). What is the spotted lanternfly? SLF is a plant hopping insect from southeast Asia, who has… Read More

Become a community scientist and help protect Canada’s biodiversity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Become a community scientist and help protect Canada’s biodiversity (August 20, 2021 – Williams Lake, BC) The Canadian Council on Invasive Species (CCIS) is encouraging everyone across Canada to observe and report invasive species to help protect biodiversity in Canada. Invasive species are an issue that affects us all. Observing and reporting… Read More

Take Action, Be Aquatic Wise Project Wrap Up and Celebration!

We are celebrating the success of the three year Take Action, Be Aquatic Wise project! Starting in 2018, the Canadian Council on Invasive Species (CCIS) received a grant from the EcoAction Community Funding Program, through Environment and Climate Change Canada, to partner with the Invasive Species Council of BC (ISC BC) and the Saskatchewan Invasive… Read More

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