SSISC Training Programs

Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council (SSISC) training programs are offered in Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton, BC.

Invasive-Free Certification

Relevant to: Landscaping, horticulture and earth-moving companies
Duration: 2 hours
Content: Species recognition and procurement practices, site and species-appropriate control methods, and disposal practices
Cost: Initial Certification is $35 per individual. Re-Certification is $50.00 per company; this is a subsidized fee thanks to funding
from the Community Foundation of Whistler and includes promotion of participating companies, referrals and reduced disposal
rates at the Callaghan Transfer Station in Whistler
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Best Practice Field Training

Relevant to: Licensed herbicide applicators or individuals interested in obtaining a herbicide applicators license through the
Province of BC
Duration: 4 hours
Content: Practical training in best practice recommendations for the treatment of Japanese knotweed using stem injection and
foliar spray methods
Cost: Contact us for pricing
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Invasive Species ID Workshop

Relevant to: Stewardship groups, environmental consultants, land surveyors, local government staff, roadside maintenance contractors and the general public 
 2 hours
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
Cost: Contact us for pricing
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Yellow Flag Iris Patrol

Relevant to: Eco-tourism operators and guides
Duration: 15 minutes
Content: How to identify, record and report Yellow Flag Iris in local wetlands
Cost: Free, thanks to funding from the Community Foundation of Whistler; includes laminated maps for recording sightings and ID guides
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Training Program Sponsors

SSISC thanks the Community Foundation of Whistler and the Resort Municipality of Whistler for making this program possible:

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