Coastal Invasive Species Committee Tackles Damage-Causing Plants

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Regional land managers join forces to manage invasive species – On Tuesday, March 7, land managers from across the Powell River region met to discuss priorities regarding invasive plants. Led by Coastal Invasive Species Committee members Rachelle McElroy and Ernie Sellentin, the meeting was attended by representatives from City of Powell River, Powell River Regional District and Tla’amin Nation, as well as provincial representatives from Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.

“Coastal ISC provides education, treatment services and coordination with other committees in this area,” said McElroy. “Our focus is on the efficient and effective management of invasive species.”

McElroy said the meeting served a number of purposes: it provided opportunities for land managers from across the region to develop local lists of invasive species, identified gaps in issues and opportunities surrounding these species and compared approaches and priorities.

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Ionatan Waisgluss – Powell River Peak – March 15, 2017.

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