|Do you have what it takes to make a career in invasive species management? Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society is looking for a new Executive Director. See the job posting here.Are you an agricultural producer in the region? The BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative are beginning a project in the Kootenay and Boundary regions to engage with local agricultural producers to explore how the agricultural sector can adapt to climate change: variable weather and changing shoulder seasons; insect, weed, pest and invasive species pressure; extreme weather events; drier conditions and drought; wildfire risk; and more. Up to $300,000 in seed funding will support collaborative local agricultural adaptation projects following completion of the strategies. Climate Change Adaptation Workshops in Kootenay and Boundary – To register or for more information, contact Harmony Bjarnason at Harmony@BCAgClimateAction.ca or 250-215-5589. Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/598318477249725/
There are two invasive plant positions on the BC Public Service site working with Province of BC:1. Invasive Species GIS Analyst (STO21) – this position is a temporary assignment that will end March 31 2020. See at:https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/55147 .
2. Senior Invasive Plant Specialist (LSO4)- this is a NEW permanent position within the Ministry Invasive Plant Program. See at: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/55145 . The competition closes November 19th, 2018. If you have extensive knowledge and expertise in invasive species management and want to be part of a dedicated and passionate team of professionals and technicians, this may be the perfect fit for you. This new role will provide leadership on key aspects of the invasive plant program, and support strategic initiatives.
Shuswap Trails Roundtable. November 21st at the Sicamous & District Recreation Centre. This will be an all-day meeting (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM) and lunch will be provided for registered participants. The purpose of the Roundtable is for people to meet face-to-face, share information, build relationships, provide input and hear updates on the Shuswap Regional Trails Strategy, and ‘talk all things trails’ in the Shuswap. You can read more about the Roundtable and the Strategy here. Register here
International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species. https://www.icais.org/ October 27-31st, 2019. Montreal, Canada.