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The Nova Scotia Invasive Species Council (NSISC) aims to raise awareness and promote a coordinated response to the threat of invasive species in Nova Scotia. Our Steering Committee is comprised of volunteers from a variety of academic, government, and non-government organizations. The NSISC builds on the experience of the former Invasive Species Alliance of Nova Scotia (ISANS), which was based at Acadia University from 2007-2012. The NSISC is a recognized provincial chapter of the Canadian Council on Invasive Species (CCIS).
The Nova Scotia Invasive Species Council hosts regular meetings with our three working-groups focused on research, reporting and mapping, and outreach and communication. We take a broad approach to encourage Nova Scotians to change their behaviour in a way that helps prevent the introduction and reduce the spread of invasive species. Some of the ways by which we achieve this include the following: