CSISS aims to engage residents, stewardship groups and land managers about a variety of invasive species issues.  In partnership with the Invasive Species Council of British Columbia (ISCBC) and PlayCleanGo, CSISS is able to share our knowledge across the region.


PlantWise is a consumer and industry education program designed to build an understanding of the problems caused by invasive species, increasing demand for non-invasive plants, and to support the horticulture industry’s transition to becoming free of invasive species.
Don’t Let it Loose Water gardeners, aquarium and terrarium owners can select from a variety of aquatic plants, invertebrates, reptiles and fish. Unfortunately, some of these exotic species have the potential to become invasive. Pets that become too much for an owner to care for are sometimes let loose into nearby water or woods — Don’t Let it Loose!
Play Clean Go  is an education and outreach campaign for outdoor recreationists that encourages outdoor recreation while protecting our valuable natural resources. The objective is to slow or stop the spread of terrestrial invasive species through changes in our behaviour. PlayCleanGo is designed to foster actions that interrupt recreational pathways of spread for invasive species.
Clean Drain Dry encourages watercraft users to ‘clean drain dry’ all boats and equipment to help reduce the spread of invasive plants and organisms to BC waters. Boats and other watercraft, including kayaks and canoes, easily and frequently carry invasive species from one body of water to another. These aquatic invaders are entering BC’s beautiful lakes, streams, and wetlands. Boaters, anglers and paddlers can all take action now to help stop the spread by practicing Clean Drain Dry. 

Buy Local, Burn Local promotes the protection of forests by preventing the accidental spread of invasive species that may be transported in firewood. BC’s forests are threatened by non-native insects that can damage large numbers of trees, and new infestations of harmful insects and diseases are often first found in campgrounds and parks.


Squeal On Pigs is an awareness and reporting program that aims to track the distribution of invasive wild pigs, manage their spread, and support management efforts in Canada.
Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society