About us

PEIISC members meeting with Gail Wallin, Executive Director of the Invasive Species Council of British Columbia and Co-Chair of the Canadian Council on Invasive Species, September 2015.

PEI Invasive Species Council

The PEI Invasive Species Council (PEIISC) 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.

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

Trent WilliamsParks and Green Space Manager, City of Summerside
Brittany ColeClimateSense Intern, University of Prince Edward Island
Rosemary CurleyRetired Wildlife Biologist, Chair of Nature PEI
Jennifer CameronPlant Protection Program Officer, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Julie-Lynn ZahavichForest Conservation Specialist, Department of Environment, Energy and Climate Action, Fish and Wildlife
Jana CheverieHead Habitat Retention and Planning (Atlantic), Ducks Unlimited Canada
Hannah KienzleConservation Assistant, Nature Conservancy of Canada
Uli IrlichAquatic Invasive Species Biologist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Jessika Corkum-GorrillForest and Environmental Officer, City of Charlottetown
Beth Hoar Retired Biologist/Urban Forester, Chair – PEI Invasive Species Council
Barry MurrayRetired Fishermen/Mussel Grower, Retired Coordinator – Kensington North Watersheds Association, Secretary – PEI Invasive Species Council
Mary MyersManager, Production Development, Department of Environment, Energy and Climate Action, Fish and Wildlife, Production Development
Eileen BeatonAgri-Environmental Specialist, Department of Agriculture and Land, Agriculture Resources, Sustainable Agriculture
Mary FinchWatershed Ecologist, Prince Edward Island Watershed Alliance
Andrew McKenzie-GopsillResearch Scientist, Science and Technology Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Matt GinnWildlife Management Biologist, Department of Environment, Energy and Climate Action, Fish and Wildlife
Kerry-Lynn AtkinsonLandscape Ecologist, Team Leader, Parks Canada, Prince Edward Island Field Unit
Hailey BlacquiereTree Improvement Technician, Department of Agriculture and Land
Simon WilmotCoordinator, PEI Invasive Species Council
Kassidy MathesonInvasive Species Technician, PEI Invasive Species Council