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

Industry Partners

Fortis BC Energy

 

BC Hydro

 

Fortis BC Inc

 

Interfor Ltd.

 

Midway Community Forest

 

Teck Resources Ltd

Participating
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"