Central Kootenay Invasive Plant

A non-profit society comprised of concerned local citizens, land managers, government and non-government agencies who are working to improve the way we manage non-native invasive species in the Central Kootenay region.

Invasive species have been introduced to Canada intentionally and accidentally, and can have impacts socially, economically and environmentally. These introduced, non-native species establish and spread successfully due to a lack of natural predators and controls. Invasive species are highly competitive and have the ability to outcompete native plant and animal species, impacting fragile native species and ecosystems.