SSISC In the News

One of These Things is not Like the Others
One of These Things is not Like the Others

A recent spotting of the invasive Brown Bullhead Catfish has SSISC featured in an article highlighting the latest observation at Brohm Lake. Unfortunately, this is not the only invasive fish species that can be found in the Sea to Sky corridor, as Goldfish populations have established in a few key water bodies in Whistler. SSISC’s

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Weed of the Week – Orange Hawkweed
Weed of the Week – Orange Hawkweed

The last segment in our Weed of the Week series highlights the invasive plant Orange Hawkweed, which is an easily identifiable species with bright orange or yellow flower clusters. Head over to the Wellness Almanac to learn more about the negative environmental and economic impacts of this species on our communities.

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SSISC Identifies Sites Requiring Treatment Along CN Railway
SSISC Identifies Sites Requiring Treatment Along CN Railway

SSISC was recently featured in Pique Newsmagazine for identifying sites of invasive species requiring treatment along the CN railway transportation corridor. The list of sites was compiled at the request of local governments, which includes the Resort Municipality of Whistler, the District of Squamish, the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, and the Village of Pemberton.

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Weed of the Week – Common Burdock
Weed of the Week – Common Burdock

The Wellness Almanac, the online community almanac for Pemberton, Lil’wat, SLRD Area C and N’Quatqua, partnered with SSISC this spring to showcase one invasive plant each week for 5 weeks. This week’s weed is Common Burdock, an invasive plant that is distinguishable by the burrs produced during its flowering stage. Find out how to remove this

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Weed of the Week – Canada Thistle
Weed of the Week – Canada Thistle

  Our first Weed of the Week is Canada Thistle, an invasive plant that is not actually from our home soil, despite what the name may delineate. Click on over to the Wellness Almanac, to learn more about how this species from the Eastern Mediterranean has been wreaking havoc in the Sea to Sky and

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Is Your Garden Free of Invasive Plants?
Is Your Garden Free of Invasive Plants?

When you go to plant some new additions to your garden this spring, please inspect your garden for any invasive plants. Our very own Education and Outreach Coordinator, Claude-Anne Godbout Gauthier recently published an article in both the Lions Bay Newsletter and the Wellness Almanac, which highlights the importance of being a responsible gardener.

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Pemberton’s 5 Worst Weeds
Pemberton’s 5 Worst Weeds

The Winds of Change, the Community Almanach from Pemberton, Lil’wat, SLRD Area C and N’Quatqua, recently published an article about Pemberton’ 5 Worst Weeds. Lisa Richardson, the author, frames the fight against invasive species in the context of reconciliation and decolonization: “Tackling Invasive Species, which I now see can be a gesture of reconciliation, helping

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