The Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council (SSISC) training programs are offered online, or in Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton, BC.
Aquatic Invasives 101
Relevant to: Recreational boaters, eco-tourism operators and guides
Content: How to identify and prevent further spread of 9 aquatic invasive species in the Sea to Sky
Invasive Species in the Sea to Sky for Realtors & Land Owners
Relevant to: Property managers, land owners, developers, realtors
Content: How to identify and prevent further spread of key invasive species in the Sea to Sky
Relevant to: Landscaping, horticulture and earth-moving companies
Content: Species identification and procurement practices, site and species-appropriate control methods, disposal practices
Best Practice Field Training
Relevant to: Licensed herbicide applicators or individuals interested in obtaining a herbicide applicators license through the Province of BC
Content: Practical training in best practice recommendations for the treatment of Japanese Knotweed using stem injection and foliar spray methods
Invasive Species ID Workshop
Relevant to: Stewardship groups, environmental consultants, land surveyors, local government staff, roadside maintenance contractors and the general public
Content: High-priority invasive species for the Sea to Sky region and their impacts, how to identify these species, new species of concern, how to report them, and ways to remove or contain them.
Get to know BC’s “super-bugs” with this series of educational, cartoonish characters.
Clean Drain Dry
Clean Drain Dry encourages recreationists to help reduce the spread of invasive plants and organisms into and between BC’s lakes and rivers.
Don’t Let it Loose
Don’t Let it Loose educates pet owners about the harmful effects of releasing exotic pets into BC’s wild ecosystems.
Knot On My Property
Knot On My Property (KOMP) is a joint initiative that educates homeowners about Japanese Knotweed.
Pemberton’s Worst Weeds
Learn about the 5 most problematic weeds to Pemberton farmers.
Whistler’s Worst Weeds
Learn to identify 5 of the high-priority species found in the Whistler area.
Squamish’s Most Wanted
These are the top 6 outlaws in Squamish. Learn how to identify them, why we must fight them off and what you can do to help!
The horticulture trade has been identified as a key pathway responsible for the introduction and spread of invasive plants within BC and beyond. Learn what you can do to stop their spread as a member of the horticulture industry or as a consumer.
Play Clean Go
Play Clean Go educates outdoor enthusiasts on how they contribute to the spread of invasive species.
Flowering Times Calendar
Our Flowering Times Calendar is a guide to which invasive plants you are most likely to see flowering each month.
Moving soil or fill can move invasive plants, and using infested soils as truck ballast and depositing it in remote areas is an extremely risky behaviour. Learn what you can do to avoid spreading invasives.