About Us

The Nova Scotia Invasive Species Council (NSISC) raises awareness and promotes a coordinated response to the threat of invasive species in Nova Scotia. We are guided by a Steering Committee comprising volunteers from various academic, government, and non-government organizations. The NSISC builds on the experience of the former Invasive Species Alliance of Nova Scotia (ISANS), based at Acadia University from 2007-2012. The NSISC is a provincial chapter of the Canadian Council on Invasive Species (CCIS).

What we do

The Nova Scotia Invasive Species Council encourages Nova Scotians to take action to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species. We:

  • Develop and distribute outreach resources to promote public education and raise awareness about the threat of invasive species.
  • Promote citizen science and the reporting and mapping of invasive species to better understand their distribution and spread in Nova Scotia.
  • Research various invasive species issues, such as their impact on native biodiversity and Species at Risk, as well as assorted management and control techniques for invasive species management.
  • Collaborate with all levels of government, NGOs, the public, and other stakeholders to provide accurate and up-to-date information about invasive species currently in Nova Scotia and those at our doorstep.





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