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The North American Invasive Species Forum is an international event encompassing the interests of professionals and organizations involved in invasive species management, research, and regulation across North America.

The Forum will bring together the international invasive species community and will highlight new research, emerging issues, success stories and prevention and response initiatives from across Canada, Mexico and the U.S.. The forum will also build on the previous North American Invasive Species Forum held in 2017. The Canadian Council on Invasive Species is hosting this Forum with the support of, and guidance from, an international steering committee representing the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

UPDATE:  The 2021 North American Invasive Species Forum will be virtual! The CCIS will post updates on this page, through our e-newsletters, Twitter @CanadaInvasives and Facebook @canadainvasives. Looking forward to having you join us!

WELCOME TO OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dr. Andy Sheppard, Research Director – Managing Invasive Species & Diseases, CSIRO Health & Biosecurity

Covid-19 pandemic continues to change the way people recreate outdoors; Ben Lawhon, Education Director, Leave No Trace 

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Indigenous Peoples Scholarship Program 2021

In preparation for the upcoming NAISF in May 2021, a special scholarship opportunity is being created to encourage and support increased participation by indigenous/tribal communities, with the goal of strengthening the dialog related to prevention and control of invasive species which threaten the environment, economies, cultures, and plant and animal health (particularly human health) on the lands and waters of indigenous people and across the landscape.  Opportunities to expand programs for invasive species management, including job-creating programs supporting research, prevention, control, detection and monitoring, restoration, and communications are expected to be discussed during the Forum.

Indigenous/tribal participation is critical for this continental dialog and will help bring the perspectives and solutions needed from indigenous communities.  Through the scholarship program, there will be no NAISF conference registration fee charges for indigenous participants. Once registration is live, more details will be provided on how to apply for this opportunity.

Support Provided by:

The Office of Tribal Relations – USDA Forest Service

Number of Awardees – 30

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