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.
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
Fortis BC Energy
Fortis BC Inc
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
PASSIONATE PEOPLE WORKING TOGETHER
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"