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Working together to protect and restore habitat!

The Boundary is a beautiful and diverse area.  Full of unique habitats and ecosystems.  There is a diverse range of industry in our area.  Invasive plant do not respect jurisdictional boundaries so we must all work together and in cooperation with our neighbors to prevent invasive species from upsetting the balance.  We are doing a great job!  The Boundary has a lot less invasive plants than before and recent surveys of our water systems show that most of our waterbodies are free of invasive aquatic plants.

Who We Are

The Boundary Invasive Species Society started out back in 1998 in response to public pressure to do something about the weeds in the Boundary.  We were called the Boundary Weed Management Committee back then. Our name changed in 2013 to reflect our expansion into invasive species.  

Arrowleaf balsamroot is a native plant_

In the spring of 2004 the Society became a registered charity. In 2012 our mandate expanded to include an awareness program on invasive aquatic species. Membership is from a diverse group of interests.

What We Do

We work to protect our shared environmental, agricultural and recreational resources from further impacts by invasive species. Our program:


Coordinates treatment of invasive plants;   

Maintains an inventory of invasive species locations;

Provides free assistance with identification and management information;

Provides biological control insects for invasive plants.

Who We Work With

Local Government, Community Groups and Individual Partners


Regional District of Kootenay Boundary




Village of Midway




City of Greenwood




Boundary Woodlot Association




Boundary Mining Association




Kettle River Stockman’s Association




Grand Forks Stockbreeder’s Association




Rock Creek Farmer’s Institute




Granby Wilderness Society




Kettle Wildlife Association




Christina Lake Stewardship Society




Jewel Lake Environmental Protection Society




Trails BC- Boundary Region




Grand Forks ATV Club




Emcon Services Ltd




Many private landowners and ranchers

Industry Partners

Fortis BC Energy


BC Hydro


Fortis BC Inc


Interfor Ltd.


Midway Community Forest


Teck Resources Ltd

Government Agency Partners

Min. of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development – Range Program, Habitat Management, and Recreation Sites and Trails


Min. of Transportation and Infrastructure


Min. of Environment and Climate Change Strategy–Parks and Protected Areas


Min. of Environment and Climate Change Strategy–Integrated Pesticide Management


BC Timber Sales

Other Invasive Species Organizations

Okanogan County Noxious Weed Control Board (Washington State)


Ferry County Noxious Weed Control Board (Washington State)


Okanagan and Similameen Invasive Species Society


Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society


Invasvie Species Council of British Columbia

weeds cross borders

Prevent, Protect, Restore

Thanks to our funders and those who provide us in kind support!

Canada Summer Jobs, Christina Lake Parks and Recreation Commission, Granby Wilderness Society and all the volunteers!

"We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia"

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