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Multispectral Fingerprinting: A New Way to Map Yellow Flag Iris using drones.

The bad news: Yellow Flag Iris is an invasive plant species with distribution throughout British Columbia’s southern interior. Yellow Flag Iris (iris pseudacorus) is capable of invading new areas quickly. Once established it outcompetes native plant species and ultimately disrupt an area’s ecosystem complexity. These disturbances result in reduced habitat suitability and support for wildlife …  

Twin River Students take Action against Invasive Species

In order to commemorate invasive species action month students from Twin Rivers Elementary school took part in a field trip organized by their teacher Lawrence Redfern and the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS). On May 24th the Grade 6/7 class arrived at the Kootenay Gallery prepared to get their hands dirty in order to …  

CKISS is hitting the road to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species during Invasive Species Action Month in May

To get British Columbians active in preventing and stopping the spread of harmful invasive species, the BC government has officially declared the entire month of May as Invasive Species Action Month.  Invasive species threaten BC’s environment, economy and society, including human health, but stopping invasive species is possible if we take action now to prevent, …  

Invasive mussels are moving west! NOW is the time to keep destructive Zebra and Quagga Mussels from invading Kootenay Waterbodies

The introduction of Zebra and Quagga mussels is the most pressing issue facing the Kootenay region. The invasive and highly destructive mussels are not in B.C, but they are getting closer with the recent discovery of Zebra and Quagga mussels in Montana for the first time. It would only take one boat carrying these invasive …