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THE INVADER 2015 (Volume 6)
November 09, 2015

Featured Event: 11th Prairie Conservation & Endangered Species Conference Featured Article: Featured Species: Carp, Prussian

   The first snowfall has occurred time to start planning for 2016.  There is lots of work to do to keep Alberta safe from the impacts of invasive species.


Canadian Weed Science Society Annual Conference is coming to Alberta November 23rd - 27th, 2015

Canadian Weed Science Society and AISC are having a special joint session focused on invasive species on Wednesday, November 25th at the Westin Hotel in Edmonton.  There is a special $100 registration fee for the joint day.  This is a great opportunity to interact with the research community and learn what is new with CWSS.  REGISTER NOW

CWSS extended the early registration date to Tuesday November 10th (end of day)

For more information check out the CWSS website

Agenda for morning of Wednesday, November 25, 2015:




7:00 AM

Breakfast & Poster Viewing with authors present


8:00 AM

Introduction to CWSS

Eric Johnson

8:20 AM

Introduction to the Alberta Invasive Species Council (AISC)

AISC Chair - Oscar Anderson

8:50 AM

Weed Control Act Overview

Nicole Kimmel, Ag & Forestry

9:20 AM

New AISC Prevention Programs

Don Hare

9:50 AM



10:10 AM

Industry Perspective on Vegetation Management

Matthew Gibson, Encana

10:40 AM

Impacts of Climate Change on Invasive Species

Shauna-Lee Chai, AITF

11:10 AM

Introduction to the Canadian Council on Invasive Species

CCIS Co-chair Barry Gibbs

11:30 AM

Adjourn morning session and lunch




AISC Annual Conference & AGM; MARCH 10th, 2016

The date is set for the AISC Annual Conference.  What topics would you like to see on the agenda??  What is a hot topic in your area?  We would like to hear from you.  Simply reply to this email with your suggestions.



There are over 200 partner organizations across North America already.  Check out the PlayCleanGo WEBSITE and see which organizations from Alberta have signed up.  Please consider having your organization join.  Show your support from reducing the introduction and spread of invasive species by people during recreational activities.  You can get posters, signs and brochures from AISC.


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