Invasive Species Council of Manitoba

Promoting Awareness, Education,Cooperation and Action regarding invasive species in Manitoba.

The Invasive Species Council of Manitoba (ISCM) is a nonprofit organization providing a centralized and coordinated province-wide leadership body & adopting a collaborative approach to the prevention, early detection, management and potential eradication of invasive species in Manitoba.

The ISCM was formed out the demand for collaboration among stakeholders in December of 2006, and continues to grow and gain momentum.

The ISCM executive, and its subcommittees, has members representing Manitoba Conservation, City of Winnipeg, Leafy Spurge Stakeholders Group, Manitoba Purple Loosestrife Project, Manitoba Weed Supervisors Association, Agri-Environment Services Branch (formerly PFRA), Manitoba Water Stewardship, Canadian Food Inspections Agency, Nature Conservancy Canada- Manitoba Region, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Manitoba Agriculture, Food & Rural Initiatives (MAFRI), Department Fisheries & Oceans, Riding Mountain National Park and University of Manitoba and currently has approximately 500 stakeholders.

Our vision is to maintain a healthy, bio-diverse landscape through the prevention, early detection, and education and awareness of invasive alien species management practices in order to eradicate or limit further spread.

ISCM Executive Board* 2013

ISCM Coordinator:

Cheryl Heming

University of Manitoba:

Doug Cattani

Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives (MARFI):

Jane Thornton

Manitoba Beef Producers Association:

Glen Campbell

Manitoba Weed Supervisors Association:

John Johnston

Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC):

Julie Pelc

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship, Fisheries:

Candace Parks

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship, Wildlife and Ecosystem Protection:

Cameron Meuckon

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship, Foresty:

Fiona Ross

Canadian Food Inspection Agency:

Cory Lindgren

Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives:

Elaine Gauer

Manitoba Agricultur, Food and Rural Initiatves (MAFRI):

Bill Gardiner

Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve:

Wybo Vanderschuit

Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, Agri-Environment Services Branch, Manitoba:

Beverly Dunlop

* Other Executive members to be confirmed.

 





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