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
Parks and Green Space Manager, City of Summerside
ClimateSense Intern, University of Prince Edward Island
Retired Wildlife Biologist, Chair of Nature PEI
Plant Protection Program Officer, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Forest Conservation Specialist, Department of Environment, Energy and Climate Action, Fish and Wildlife
Head Habitat Retention and Planning (Atlantic), Ducks Unlimited Canada
Conservation Assistant, Nature Conservancy of Canada
Aquatic Invasive Species Biologist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Forest and Environmental Officer, City of Charlottetown
Retired Biologist/Urban Forester, Chair – PEI Invasive Species Council
Retired Fishermen/Mussel Grower, Retired Coordinator – Kensington North Watersheds Association, Secretary – PEI Invasive Species Council
Manager, Production Development, Department of Environment, Energy and Climate Action, Fish and Wildlife, Production Development
Agri-Environmental Specialist, Department of Agriculture and Land, Agriculture Resources, Sustainable Agriculture
Watershed Ecologist, Prince Edward Island Watershed Alliance
Research Scientist, Science and Technology Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Wildlife Management Biologist, Department of Environment, Energy and Climate Action, Fish and Wildlife
Landscape Ecologist, Team Leader, Parks Canada, Prince Edward Island Field Unit
Tree Improvement Technician, Department of Agriculture and Land
Coordinator, PEI Invasive Species Council
Invasive Species Technician, PEI Invasive Species Council