See complete CSISS February 2021 newsletter here:


In this Newsletter: 

|  Save the Date: Annual Land Manager Meeting March 9th | Annual report infographic highlights our organizations accomplishments in 2020 | CSISS is hiring! |  Shuswap Invasive Clam Meeting Summary | Resources to help you plan a pollinator garden | 

March 9th Annual Land Manager Meeting

Annual Land Manager Meeting: Join CSISS in completing the annual review of the Columbia Shuswap priority invasive species list and watchlists from the 2020-2025 Columbia Shuswap Operational Plan. This meeting will be hosted online March 9th 10am – 1pm. We invite all partners to provide input on regional invasive plant and animal priority lists.

REGISTER HERE for the March 9th Land Manager Meeting


2020 was a year like no other! Despite challenges, we were able to complete a large amount of work across the Columbia Shuswap region. See our annual report infographic for highlights from our outreach, terrestrial and aquatic field programs as well as a financial year review and a BIG thank you to all of our generous funders! 

You can also find our detailed annual report here.




CSISS is Hiring!
CSISS is looking for a keen individual to fill the role of Invasive Species Program Assistant starting April 5 2021. Do you know someone who is passionate about community outreach, and implementing behavior change campaigns to help protect biodiversity in the Columbia Shuswap? Visit our website here to access the job posting, application form and more:
Shuswap Invasive Clam Meeting

On January 20, 2021, CSISS held a Shuswap Invasive Clam partner meeting with 72 attendees, including local and provincial government representatives, non-profits, Indigenous Peoples and other community members who are concerned about the recent discovery of invasive freshwater clams (Corbicula fluminea) in Shuswap Lake. See a summary of the meeting HERE.



Pollinator Garden Resources

Did you know Revelstoke is an official Bee City? The Bee City designation is a long-term commitment to protect pollinators and their habitats through collaborative and coordinated actions. CSISS will be helping to promote Revelstoke’s Bee City iniatives this year by encouraging residents to use native, pollinator friendly and non-invasive plants in their garden.

Are you busy planning your garden, ordering seeds for the spring and looking to learn more about how to support native pollinators? Check out this guide to selecting plants for pollinators in the Revelstoke, Golden or Shuswap regions. Make sure you are PlantWise and only use non-invasive plants for your garden!



Thank you to all of our funders in 2020!





Next Week is National Invasive Species Awareness Week!

February 22-26 is one of two National Invasive Species Awareness Weeks (NISAW) hosted by the Canadian Council on Invasive Species in 2021. Visit this page for more information about NISAW.

Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society