Who are we?

Vision Statement

A network of partners collaborating to minimize the impacts of invasive species on the ecosystems, communities, and economy of the Regional District of Central Kootenay  and the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Area A and B.

Purposes

The Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (formerly CKIPC) is a non-profit society that was formed by a group of residents and company/agency representatives in 2005 who were interested in promoting collaborative approaches to invasive species management. The Society includes representatives from non-­profit societies, utility companies, government agencies, and regional companies.

The purposes of the Society within the geographic area of the Regional District of the Central Kootenay and Areas A & B of the Regional District of the Kootenay Boundary, are to:

  1. Raise awareness and educate the public, government agencies, and other land managers about invasive species and their impacts in the area;
  2. Prevent the further introduction and spread of invasive species in the area through education and awareness, early detection and control, and coordinated integrated weed management efforts;
  3. Promote coordinated and collaborative management of invasive species between agencies and land occupiers;
  4. Work towards the control/containment of highly invasive non-­native species; and
  5. Provide a conduit for information and a source of expertise on invasive species

To learn more about CKISS’s values, goals and objectives download the 5-Year Strategic Plan

CKISS coverage area map
CKISS Coverage area map