We have many exciting events and opportunities to update you on in this e-bulletin, including a feature on soils & invasives at the Fall Workshop and two exciting keynote speakers on the 2017 Invasive Species Research Conference agenda. As usual we'd love to hear from you on what you'd like to see (or not see) in our new look e-bulletin. Simply reply to this email to provide your input on our e-newsletters!
Fall Workshop & Special Members Meeting
Join us in Richmond on November 24th from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm and help determine future priorities and needs in BC for effectively preventing and managing invasive species and their impacts to BC’s landscapes. A special feature is an update on the challenges and needs for managing soils infested with invasive species, such as European Fire Ants, Knotweeds or Giant Hogweed.
If you have already completed the Invasive Species Action Month survey - thank you! If not, we welcome your input on the 2016 Invasive Species Action Month, whether you were involved this year, or are planning to be involved in the future. Your input and experiences are very valuable in helping to ensure successful events in the future. Please complete the survey by November 7, 2016. We will share the survey results once compiled. Thanks very much for your input!
Don't miss the Invasive Species Council's Annual Forum and AGM, being held February 7th - 8th in Richmond BC. This year keynote speaker Tim Readman, Executive Director of the Stroke Recovery Association of BC and Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the UBC School of Rehabilitation Sciences, will presenting on building partnerships. The second keynote presentation is from Joe Caffery who has been directly involved with the development of Irish and EU legislation relating to invasive species. Joe's talk will address the impact that the new EU Invasive Species Regulation will have on the control of invasive species in Europe and current challenges and developments with invasive species research and management in Europe. Check out the INVASIVES 2017 agenda here and interact on social media using #INVASIVES2017.
Meet invasive species leaders from across Canada at the National Invasive Species Forum in Ottawa, Feb 28 - Mar 2! The agenda includes Myriam Dumortier, EU Policy Officer for Biodiversity and the Forum agenda includes keynotes, panel discussions, speedy sessions and workshops. Early bird registration is now open. Be part of the conversation on Twitter using #NISF2017. Click here for more details.
Calling all invasive species researchers and practitioners! The Invasive Species Council of BC and Thomson Rivers University are excited to co-host the 2017 Invasive Species Research Conference - Turning Science into Action, being held in beautiful Kamloops, June 20 - 22, 2017. Check out our line up of invasive species expert speakers including keynotesDr. Daniel Simberloff and Dr. Anthony Ricciardi! Submit your abstract for either oral or poster presentations If you have an idea for a session theme, we also want to know. Visit our site for more information. Interact and join the conversation on Twitter using #invasiveresearch2017.
Pesticide Applicators Certification Training
BC needs more trained invasive plant contractors. We are providing training sessions to prepare participants for the Industrial Vegetation Management & Noxious Weed Pesticide Applicator Certificate (PAC). This specific applicator certificate permits participants to manage weeds on industrial land, roads, power lines, railways and pipeline right-of-ways including control of weeds designated as noxious on private or public land. For more information and to register click here. Funding opportunity for First Nations Communities! Let us know if you are interested in a Pesticide Applicators Workshop in your area as special funding is available now. This funding is limited so please contact us as soon as possible. This is a great opportunity to get certified for contracts and jobs in 2017!
Thanks again for your efforts in working together to reduce the impacts of invasive species to BC.
Invasives Species Council of BC
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