CKISS is hiring, upcoming events, hazardous plants & highlights from INVASIVES 2020. 
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CKISS  n'Tell

Winter 2020 

CKISS is hiring Invasive Species Technicians.
Application deadline is March 27, 2020.

Do you want to help reduce the impact of invasive species on the ecosystems, communities, and economy of the Central Kootenay region? If you do, then there are exciting opportunities for you to join the team at CKISS! We are currently looking for two team players with strong communication skills who love physical work in an outdoor setting to fill the role of Invasive Species Technicians. 

For the complete job posting click here. 

"The balance of environmental education tasks and field work at CKISS was rewarding. I enjoyed being exposed to the diversity of ecosystems throughout the Kootenay region." Chanel Gagnon, Invasive Species Technician 2019

  Check our website soon for additional Job Postings. We have some exciting new opportunities coming up this year!

Upcoming Events

The Great Kootenay Career Fair
at Selkirk College

Are you curious about invasive species? Do you want a career in natural resource management?  Have you ever wondered what working for a Non-Profit organization would be like? If YES please come find the CKISS table at the Great Kootenay Career Fair on Friday March 6 from 11:30-4 to find out more.  We can answer your questions on our organization and give you details on our recent job posting for Invasive Species Technicians, and other upcoming opportunities.

For all the event details click here. 

CKISS will be at the Trade Show to talk to residents about how they can help with the current bullfrog invasion in the Creston region! We will have cool bullfrog props and resources on display to teach you how to ID and report sightings of these invasive frogs.

Not into frogs? We will also have resources on invasive species prevention for gardeners, boaters, anglers, landowners and outdoor recreationalists.

Hazardous Plants in the Kootenay Region

Often when we talk about invasive plants you hear about the potential they have to cause significant economic or ecological damage, but what about impacts to our health? Some invasive plants can cause painful skin blisters or respiratory issues.

In this three part series we will explore  hazardous plants to be aware of. Click on the links below to learn how to ID these plants in order to keep yourself, your family and friends out of harm's way.


CKISS attends INVASIVES 2020!

Invasive Species Council of BC 15th Annual Forum and AGM

CKISS staff, Laurie Carr and Laurie Frankcom attended INVASIVES 2020, which took place in Richmond BC on Feburary 11-13. The Forum was packed full of workshops, presentations, and speedy sessions. There was ample time for networking throughout the event with people from the Pacific Northwest and Canada who were willing to share their expertise on invasive species. Kudos to the Invasive Species Council of BC for organizing such an informative event!  
Our own Laurie Carr is recognized during the Invasive Species Council of BC's AGM for for her six years of exemplary service on their Board Of Directors!
CKISS is one of the winners of the Social Media Contest at #INVASIVES2020 and we have the travel mug to prove it!
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