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An Invasive Stocking Stuffer for the budding Biologist in your life!

ALIENS AMONG US: A Book that will open your Children’s Eyes Looking for the perfect gift that will inspire the next generation of environmentalists? Kids can unwrap the book “Aliens Among Us” by Alex Van Tol under the tree this year and be alerted to what impacts invasive species have. There are over 4000 alien …  

Thank You Raegan!

CKISS would like to extend our gratitude to Raegan Mallinson who sat on our Board of Directors for the past year. Reagan is a true water ambassador and her passion for protecting our lake and rivers is contagious! Reagan will be stepping down from the Board in order to travel to Central America to take …  

Mucho Gracias Thor for you work on the CKISS Board of Directors!

Thor Smestad announced in September that he would be stepping down from our Board of Directors to head out on an adventure of a lifetime. Thor is jumping on his motorcycle and heading to South America to travel, learn and explore. We were lucky enough to have Thor for 2 years as an esteemed member …  

Knotweed: The nasty plant that has the power to raise your taxes!

Forget Politicians raising your taxes…it could be a plant! Invasive knotweed has been accurately described as the plant that is eating BC. It can lower your property values by growing through foundations. Knotweed can increase your taxes by damaging road and sewer infrastructure.   Environmental Impacts of invasive knotweeds: Degrade wildlife habitat, Reduce biodiversity causing extinction of …  

Fresh face joins the CKISS Board of Directors

We are thrilled to announce that Malcolm Fitz-Earle Ph.D joined the CKISS team. Malcolm, a Nelson Resident was nominated to the Board of Directors during our AGM on September 16th, lucky for us he accepted! “My interest in environmental issues and human population goes back more than 45 years.  I have taught ecology, and invasive …  

Passionate Biologists were Guest Speakers at our 10th annual AGM & Field Tour

The Salmo-Creson is a legendary mountain pass in the Kootenays. As travellers drop down from the top and head east the first billboard spotted is encouraging you to turn right and visit the Interpretive Centre for the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area (CVWMA).  The beautiful marshland has been deemed a wetland of international importance, and …  

Phew! A zebra mussel infested boat was detected by BC inspection crew

We all know the saying “One bad apple can spoil the bunch”; well one mussel-infested boat can devastate a province! It was a close call for BC waterways last week when a boat carrying zebra mussels was detected and decontaminated in Kelowna by one of six provincial Conservation Officer Service roving boat inspection crews. “If …  

BC Salmon are in Hot Water: Record Breaking Heat is causing BIG problems!

Scorching, blazing, sizzling, blistering, oven like; take your pick to describe summer in B.C. Maybe you beat the heat by seeking out A/C, swimming holes and chilly beverages, but our cold – blooded fishy friends are not so lucky. The low snow year combined with prolonged high temperatures has resulted in drought like conditions. The Columbia River …