About the Council

PEIISC members meeting with Gail Wallin, Executive Director of the Invasive Species Council of British Columbia and Co-Chair of the Canadian Council on Invasive Species, September 2015.

PEIISC members meeting with Gail Wallin, Executive Director of the Invasive Species Council of British Columbia and Co-Chair of the Canadian Council on Invasive Species, September 2015.

About Us

The PEI Invasive Species Council is a non-profit group of individuals and organizations focused on the creation of a framework for the management of invasive species that threaten Prince Edward Island’s environmental, economic and social health.

The PEIISC is hosted by Island Nature Trust, a non-profit, charitable land trust that provides the working group with administrative support and work space.

Our council has representatives from federal, provincial and municipal governments, UPEI, and the community at large who wish to create a framework for the management of invasive species that threaten Prince Edward Island’s environmental, economic and social health.

 

Roles of the PEIISC:

a)     Assemble the views of a broad range of experts from various levels of government, educational institutions and the community at large on the management of invasive species.

b)    Provide leadership, expertise and advice on the management of invasive species on PEI.

c)     Foster awareness and understanding of invasive species issues on PEI

d)    Serve as a respected repository and source of credible information and resources on invasive species in PEI and disseminate this information effectively.

e)     Identify gaps in existing knowledge required for effective planning and implementation of invasive species management on PEI.

f)     Liaise and partner with other groups and agencies working on invasive species, including, but not limited to government, invasive species councils, and non-government organizations.

g)     Identify potential funding opportunities to further the Committee’s work

h)    Encourage the public, governments and industry to become active in the prevention, detection and where appropriate, the eradication of invasive species