We humbly acknowledge that we live and work on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples including Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, as well as the unceded territories of the southern St’át’yemc communities of the Lil’wat, N’Quatqua, Samahquam, Skatin, and Xa’xtsa Nations.
Sea To Sky Region At A Glance
SSISC operates in the beautiful Sea to Sky region of British Columbia. We work as far south as Lions Bay, and as far north as D’Arcy, and everywhere in between. Our boundary follows the electoral areas C & D of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, and encompasses the municipalities of:
Most SSISC staff work from home offices throughout the region, but we also work from office and storage locations in Whistler and Squamish.
Invasive Species Management Areas
In order to better prioritize invasive species management within the region, SSISC has divided the Sea to Sky region into 3 sub-regions, which we call Invasive Species Management Areas (ISMAs).
Each one is centered around a town or municipality, and displays specific climatic and ecological characteristics.
ISMA 3: Pemberton
Pemberton and the northern parts of SSISC’s region are much dryer than the other sub-regions. Agriculture constitutes a significant part of the sub-region’s economy, so crop protection is an added concern when it comes to invasive plant management. Invasive plants commonly found in Pemberton include Hoary Alyssum and Spotted Knapweed.