We challenge you to enter the “What's in my Back Yard?” Photo Contest. Taking part is simple and you could win up to $350 for your youth group or class. The contest runs through May until the closing date June 10, 2019. Enter today!
Introduced to Canada as livestock in the late 1980's wild boar escaped and were released from farms onto the landscape. In a period of 27 years they have expanded their range across Canada and occupy an area of 777,783km2. Invasive wild pigs pose a significant threat to Canada's ecological and socio-economic systems including but not limited to; loss of biodiversity, soil erosion, water quality degradation, disease transmission, crop damage, and human health and safety concerns. Rapid, aggressive management and control of this invasive species in Canada is required. Learn the latest about Canada's wild pig distribution research from Ruth Aschim, PhD candidate at the University of Saskatchewan who led the research published May 10, 2019 in Nature Scientific Reports.
The Invasive Species Research Conference, co-hosted by Thompson Rivers University (TRU) and the Invasive Species Council of BC, was held June 20 - 22, 2017 at TRU and featured renowned keynote speakers Dr. Daniel Simberloff and Dr. Anthony Ricciardi; fields trips and both oral and poster sessions on a wide range of invasive species research themes.
Adopt-A-Highway volunteer groups in BC can complete invasive plant training, and are given the option to hand-pull non-toxic invasive plants along their adopted area, in conjunction with litter pickup activities. The ISCBC supports the provincial roll out of training for Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) groups, thanks to a partnership with the Ministry of Transportation.Timing is fleixble. Contact us for more information.