Workshops and Presentations

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS

CSISS AGM and Special Workshop on September 25th, 2018 Sicamous District Chambers Meeting room.

Date: September 25th, 12:30pm-2:30pm AGM

Location:  Sicamous District Chambers at 446 Main Street, Sicamous
Topics: Guest Speaker from Boundary Invasive Species Society, CSISS end of season updates, and AGM including Board Election.

Optional indoor/outdoor Workshop: 9am-12pm “Invasive Species Site Rehabilitation Workshop : What to do after you remove the weeds” with Barb Stewart, Boundary Invasive Species Expert with over 20 years experience (please RSVP to register) 

Lunch and refreshments included.

To register, please fill out this online form: https://goo.gl/forms/UbZ1yc26Qper4bv13

Any questions, please email: info@columbiashuswapinvasives.org

COST for morning workshop: To assist in providing these regional invasive species workshops, CSISS requests your support through a recommended donation of $20 for industry and $5 for the public (receipts available upon request). By donating to CSISS, you are contributing to our ongoing education and outreach programs, such as training workshops, that prevent the spread of invasive species into the beautiful Columbia Shuswap region.” (Note: regional district and municipal staff are exempt from donations with their in-kind room and other in kind support). Donations can be provided by cheque or cash.

Spring 2018 Invasive Plant ID and Management Training Workshops

CSISS is hosting our annual Invasive Plant ID and Management Training workshop.  These workshops cover identification of key invasive plants in your area and best management practices in the field to prevent the spread of invasive species.  This workshop is applicable to industry, forestry, First Nations, municipal and regional staff, stewardship groups and other interested individuals. REGISTER HERE

NEW THIS YEAR, we will be hosting a beginner workshop (you have never taken this course with CSISS and are new to plant identification) and an advanced workshop (you have previously taken this course with CSISS and would like a refresher). Beginner workshop attendees are welcome to attended the advanced workshop.  Details Below.

  • May 15, 2018. Sicamous, BC. Council Chambers at City Hall, 446 Main Street. Beginner: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Advanced 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • May 16, 2018  Revelstoke, BC. Revelstoke Community Centre Beginner: 9:00 am – 10:00 am Advanced 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • May 16, 2018. Revelstoke, BC.  Revelstoke Community Centre Beginner: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Advanced 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • May 17, 2018. Salmon Arm, BC. CSRD Office: 555 Harbour Front Dr NE. Beginner: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Advanced 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • May 23, 2018. Golden, BC.Arena Lounge, 1410 9th St South. Beginner: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Advanced 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

COST: To assist in providing these regional invasive species workshops, CSISS requests your support through a recommended donation of $20 for industry and $5 for the public (receipts available upon request). By donating to CSISS, you are contributing to our ongoing education and outreach programs, such as training workshops, that prevent the spread of invasive species into the beautiful Columbia Shuswap region.” (Note: regional district and municipal staff are exempt from donations with their in-kind room and other in kind support). Donations can be provided by cheque or cash.

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CSISS Annual Land Manager’s meetingMarch 15, 2018, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM CSRD Board Room, CSRD Office, 555 Harbourfront Drive NE, Salmon Arm, BC. To register, please RSVP to:info@columbiashuswapinvasives.org  OR Provide written feedback for priority list changes by March 5th to info@columbiashuswapinvasives.org

Prior the meeting, please review2018 CSISS Annual Land ManagersMeeting Draft Agenda

The Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society is doing an annual review of their Priority Invasive Plant lists from the CSISS’ Invasive Plant ManagementArea (IPMA) Operational Plan. Your input is critical in ensuring the delivery of an effective, efficient, and coordinated invasive plant program in the Columbia Shuswap.

The goal of this meeting is to enable land managers to provide guidance and input on the Invasive Plant Management Area Operational Plan Lists. The meeting objectives are to: 1) Share updates on invasive plant management activities of each organization; and 2) Revisit prioritization of invasive plant species and activities for treatments, inventories, monitoring and data management.

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May is Invasive Species Action Month! Learn more at: http://bcinvasivesmonth.com/ 

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Past Workshops

Spring 2017 Invasive Species ID and Management Training Workshops :

The course covers everything from identification of key invasive plants in your area, to implementing best management practices in the field to prevent the spread of invasive species. Applicable to industry, forestry, First Nations, municipal and regional staff, stewardship groups and other interested individuals. To register, email:  info@columbiashuswapinvasives.org :

  • May 2, 2017. Salmon Arm, BC. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. CSRD Office: 555 Harbour Front Dr NE.
  • May 10, 2017. Revelstoke, BC. Morning session 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Afternoon session 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Revelstoke Community Centre.
  • May 30th 2017. Golden, BC.10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Arena Lounge, 1410 9th St South.
  • May 11, 2017. Sicamous, BC. District of Sicamous Public Works at 1450 Solsqua Rd.

May is Invasive Species Action Month! Learn more at: http://bcinvasivesmonth.com/ 

July 27th 2017 Wetland Restoration and Invasive Species Workshop :

The Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society is hosting a one day free wetland restoration and invasive species workshop with the BC Wildlife Federation, in partnership with the Columbia Mountains Institute. The workshop date is July 27th, 2017 in Revelstoke BC and will dovetail the Columbia Mountain’s Institute Wetland Plant ID course. This workshop will provide an overview of steps involved in restoring a wetland, including site selection, design considerations, and permitting requirements.The presentation will also share examples of wetland restoration in the context of managing invasive species, some of the successes and some of the challenges in BC. Following morning presentations, the participants will travel to a site to receive hands-on training in wetland restoration design. To register, email your name and your affiliation to: info@columbiashuswapinvasives.org or calling us 1-855-785-9333.

About the Instructor: Neil Fletcher is the Wetlands Education Program Manager for BC Wildlife Federation. He has a broad range of experience regarding resource management, previously working for a watershed authority in Ontario, the Canadian Forest Service, and BC Hydro. Over the last 6 years, with BCWF, he has focused most of his efforts on wetland related issues within BC and since this time has delivered over 100 workshops or events to broad range of participants – many of these have involved hands-on restoration.   He is the Chair of Wetlands Stewardship Partnership of BC, a multi-agency partnership that focuses on provincial priorities and that is currently working on standardizing a provincial wetland inventory with the Province. Neil also participates in a number of other steering and technical advisory committees supporting initiatives such as the Okanagan Wetlands Strategy, Aquatic Invasive Species of BC, and the National Wetlands Round Table.  In 2016, he was named “Canadian Outdoorsman of the Year” by the Canadian Wildlife Federation, in part for the conservation and stewardship work he has accomplished in the Columbian Basin.

CSISS Annual General Meeting – Revelstoke September 2017

The Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society invites all members, stakeholders and the general public to our AGM, date TBD and annual location rotation around the Columbia Shuswap region.

2017 Restoration Events and Weed Pulls

  • April 5, 6, 7th 2017- SABNES Foreshore Hummock Planting
  • For Weed Pull Event Dates, visit: https://columbiashuswapinvasives.org/host-a-weed-pull/
  • Other dates TBD

Register or book presentations now for your organization by emailing: info@columbiashuswapinvasives.org or calling us 1-855-785-9333

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Knot on my Property: Knotweed Landowner Workshops March 2017

Invasive knotweed species have become a problem for property owners with significant environmental and economic implications. Join the Invasive Species Council of BC and Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society in a discussion around knotweed management. Workshop is free to attend and refreshments will be served.

  • March 2nd 2017. 6pm-8pm Revelstoke, BC. Revelstoke Community Centre, Macpherson. Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/407715849563203/
  • March 1st, 2017. Salmon Arm, BC. Okanagan College. Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/266263147145664/

September 21st, 2016. CSISS Annual General Meeting. 1:00pm-2:00pm MST. Golden Arena, Golden BC (1410 9th St South)Please email us to learn more:  info@columbiashuswapinvasives.org

September 20, 2016. Forestry and Invasives Workshop. 9am – 12pm. Revelstoke, BC.

This invasive species workshops is targeted for forestry staff, licensees and interested organizations to learn more about forestry and invasives.Please email to register or learn more about workshops: info@columbiashuswapinvasives.org

.September 21, 2016. Forestry and Invasives Workshop. 9am- 12pm. Golden, BC (in conjunction with CSISS AGM).

This invasive species workshops is targeted for forestry staff, licensees and interested organizations to learn more about forestry and invasives. Please email to register or learn more about workshops: info@columbiashuswapinvasives.org

July 9, 2016. Hanna and Hanna’s Garden Centre, Salmon Arm. 11:00am to 12:00 pm. Plant Wise and Invasive Species Workshop. This workshop is open to all interested members of the public.

April 7th, 2016, Revelstoke. Roads and Weeds Workshop:

The course covers everything from identification of key invasive plants in your area, to implementing best management practices in the field to prevent the spread of invasive species. Applicable to Ministry of Transportation staff and Highways Contractors within the CSRD. The workshop is provided in partnership by the Invasive Species Council of BC, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, and CSISS. For more information on Best Management Practices for Roads and Weeds, visit:  http://bcinvasives.ca/resources/publications/best-practices-for-managing-invasive-plants-on-roadsides. To register, email:  info@columbiashuswapinvasives.org

 MAY 2016 IS BC INVASIVE SPECIES ACTION MONTH!

May 18-19th, 2016 (9am-4pm). Salmon Arm. Plant Identification Workshop with Ken Marr, Royal BC Museum and Okanagan College

In this workshop, plant taxonomist Ken Marr from the Royal BC Museum will teach us about basic plant identification through recognizing common plant families (vs. species and genus) that are used in many guides. Many species of the B.C. flora, approximately 80%, belong to ca. 25 of the larger families. In this course, we will learn to recognize about 15 of the plant families, including the grass family, depending on time and availability of material. The workshop will review basic terminology, the use of plant identification ‘keys’ using fresh plants and 2-3 features by which many plant families can be recognized. The workshop is suitable for participants with no background in plant identification, as well as those that would like a refresher in plant family identification and use of guides. It is recommended for invasive plant field staff, biologists with an interest in plant identification, field technicians, and other interested participants. A huge thank you to Okanagan College for partnering to provide a biology lab for this workshop! To register, email:  info@columbiashuswapinvasives.org

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May 27-28, 2016 Environmental Education Workshops with CBEEN and NCES:

CSISS is partnering with the Columbia Basin Environmental Educators Network and Revelstoke’s North Columbia Environmental Society to host 2 workshops led by Sue Staniforth (ISCBC, Environmental Educator extraordinaire):

  • Community Based Social Marketing (May 27, 1-5pm) - Please note this is not a social media workshop. Community-based social marketing emphasizes direct contact among community members and the removal of structural barriers.
  • Teaching about Invasive Species (May 28, 10am-3pm) – professional development for teachers and educators to learn about teaching about invasives species inside and outside the classroom (includes a CSISS-led field trip!)

In addition, there will be evening events – check out the Event Poster. Workshops will take place at the Revelstoke Community Centre. To learn more, and register visit: http://cbeen.ca/workshops/ 

Spring 2016 Invasive Species ID and Management Training Workshops:

The course covers everything from identification of key invasive plants in your area, to implementing best management practices in the field to prevent the spread of invasive species. Applicable to industry, forestry, First Nations, municipal and regional staff, stewardship groups and other interested individuals. To register, email:  info@columbiashuswapinvasives.org :

  • May 12, 2016. Revelstoke, BC. 9am-11am OR 12pm-2pm. Revelstoke Community Centre.
  • May 31, 2016. Golden, BC. 10am-12pm. Arena Lounge, 1410 9th St South.
  • May 10, 2016. Sicamous, BC. 9-11am District of Sicamous Public Works at 1450 Solsqua Rd.
  • May 10, 2016. Salmon Arm, BC. 2pm-4pm. CSRD Office: 555 Harbour Front Dr NE.

Spring 2016 Presentations to Community Groups:

  • March 16, 2016. Anglemont. Presentation to North Shuswap Community Association.
  • April 19, 2016. Sicamous. Presentation to Sicamous Inter-Agency Group.
  • May 14, 2016. Golden. Wetland Keepers event.
  • May 26, 2016. Salmon Arm. Sexqeltkemc Political Council Meeting

Restoration Events and Weed Pulls

  • May 12th. 2pm-6pm (Drop In Event). Revelstoke Greenbelt Inukshuk. The Revelstoke Reach Restoration ProjectThe Revelstoke Reach Restoration Project, aided by many community volunteers, has already planted hundreds of live stakes and small shrubs in the Downie Marsh region. This year we will be continuing to create patches of native cottonwood riparian habitat, by planting live stakes of willow, dogwood, and cottonwood that will eventually shade out the competing reed canarygrass and help return the sites to native riparian ecosystems. Please join us for an informal discussion about restoration work underway, planned, or imagined for thefuture in the Revelstoke area. Our team of biologists and project partners will be hosting an information session at the Greenbelt Inukshuk (or Community Centre in case of inclement weather) – we hope you can drop by! For more information please contact Mandy Kellner (Kingbird Biological Consultants 250-837-0820/mandy.kellner@gmail.com) or Robyn Hooper (Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society). Sponsored by CSISS and FWCP, in partnership with the Splatsin First Nation and North Columbia Environmental Society.
  • For Weed Pull Event Dates, visit: https://columbiashuswapinvasives.org/host-a-weed-pull/

 

 

 

 

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