Intro to eDNA technology for Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) management!

Hosted by the Western Regional Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species and EQO. The webinar covers the basics of eDNA and best practices: biological molecules and how they move and degrade in the environment, things to look out for in your results and appropriate controls for setting up experiments.

Columbia Basin Aquatic Invasive Species

In the Revelstoke Area, check out the Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society
In the West Kootenays, watch for Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society
In the East Kootenays, the East Kootenay Invasive Species Council is your regional organization.
North of Revelstoke, contact the NorthWest Invasive Plants Council.

Provincial Resources

To report invasive species there are several options:
All species:

Report-A-Weed – The Province’s Report-a-Weed-wizard takes you through 3 easy steps to report a suspected new sighting of an invasive plant species in BC. You can also report a weed using the smartphone app for iPhone or Android.
Join the Invasive Alien Plant Program (IAPP)

Report an Invasive Animal Species to the BC Inter-Ministry Invasive Species Working Group (IMISWG). All submissions will be directed to the provincial specialist for the respective species.
Report ALL sightings of invasive mussels to the B.C. Conservation Officer Service (RAPP): 1-877-952-7277



Protecting Our Waters

Working Together to Prevent Aquatic Invasive Species: Canadian Columbia Basin Regional Aquatic Invasive Species
What’s the Program?

The Columbia Basin Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) program is the result of a collaborative effort between many different partners and is based on these five action areas:

Why are we doing this?

AIS are nonindigenous species that impact, or have the potential to impact, the ecology, economy, and social opportunities of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about AIS and to view profiles of species like the (Zebra Mussel or Yellow Flag Iris), click here.

Who’s on the team?

Multiple agencies, including government, non-government, First Nations, and industry have joined forces within the Canadian Columbia Basin, in order to prevent and manage aquatic invasive species (AIS).

The Columbia Basin AIS team is comprised of:

What do we do?

The primary focus of this program is to prevent the introduction and establishment of AIS as well as to enhance coordination, response, and management. The most recent program report titled Canadian Columbia Basin Regional Framework for an Aquatic Invasive Species Program: 2015 to 2020 can be accessed here


Watercraft Inspection Stations

In 2015 several permanent watercraft inspection stations were strategically placed along the B.C. – Alberta border and along the B.C.- United States border.  Auxiliary conservation officers check and if necessary decontaminate mussel infested boats, 7 days a week from April to October.

It is mandatory for all watercraft to stop at road side inspection stations. Watercraft includes sailboats, motorboats, car toppers, kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards being transported in BC.

To find out more about these stations click here. 


How can YOU Help?​

Download the new CLEAN DRAIN DRY App

Where are the Aquatic Invasive Species?





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