The PEI Invasive Species Council is a non-profit group of individuals and organizations focused on the creation of a framework for the management of invasive species that threaten Prince Edward Island’s environmental, economic and social health.
The PEIISC is hosted by Island Nature Trust, a non-profit, charitable land trust that provides the working group with administrative support and work space.
Our council has representatives from federal, provincial and municipal governments, UPEI, and the community at large who wish to create a framework for the management of invasive species that threaten Prince Edward Island’s environmental, economic and social health.
Roles of the PEIISC:
a) Assemble the views of a broad range of experts from various levels of government, educational institutions and the community at large on the management of invasive species.
b) Provide leadership, expertise and advice on the management of invasive species on PEI.
c) Foster awareness and understanding of invasive species issues on PEI
d) Serve as a respected repository and source of credible information and resources on invasive species in PEI and disseminate this information effectively.
e) Identify gaps in existing knowledge required for effective planning and implementation of invasive species management on PEI.
f) Liaise and partner with other groups and agencies working on invasive species, including, but not limited to government, invasive species councils, and non-government organizations.
g) Identify potential funding opportunities to further the Committee’s work
h) Encourage the public, governments and industry to become active in the prevention, detection and where appropriate, the eradication of invasive species
Members of the Council
Parkland Conservationist Parks and Recreation, City of Charlottetown
Executive Director, Island Nature Trust
Natural Areas Biologist, Forest Fish and Wildlife Division
Park Ecologist, Parks Canada - PEI Field Unit
Landscape Technician, Forest Fish and Wildlife Division
Natural History Society
Program Officer - Plant Protection, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Head of Habitat Retention & Planning (Atlantic,) Ducks Unlimited
Agri-Environmental Specialist, Agriculture Resource Division
Agri-Environmental Specialist (acting) , Agriculture Resource Division
Winter River-Tracadie Bay Watershed Association
Dean of Science, University of Prince Edward Island