The East Kootenay Invasive Plant Council (EKIPC) is a non-profit society that was formed in 2008 and is made up of a variety of stakeholders united in their efforts to effectively and efficiently manage invasive plants across the region's land base.
More recently, EKIPC has widened its scope to include Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) in its management activities, since these species pose a significant threat to the freshwater resources of the region. AIS may include invertebrates, fish and plants.
All invasive species, regardless of whether they are land based plants or freshwater invertebrates can have significant impacts to environmental, social and economic values of our region. In fact, invasive species are considered to be the second greatest threat to global biological diversity, behind only habitat loss!
Public education and outreach is absolutely critical in managing invasive species now and into the future. Our website has been designed to provide you with information and resources about invasive species, ways that you can help and various programs that EKIPC operates.
Thanks for visiting! We hope that you will find our website a useful resource!