The Newfoundland and Labrador Invasive Species Council is a non-profit group of individuals and organizations who are concerned with the environmental, economic and social impacts, that invasive alien species cause within our province.
The NLISC is hosted by the Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden, a not-for-profit facility of the Memorial University of Newfoundland that provides the council with administrative support and work space.
To maintain the biodiversity of Newfoundland and Labrador ecosystems through education and awareness of invasive alien species, their early detection, prevention, control and eradication.
- Development and maintenance of a council website highlighting key invasive species and their controls.
- Development of printed material to education public about invasive species, their risks and controls.
- Identification of target groups to disseminate invasive species information.
Monitoring of Invasive Species:
- Identification of organizations/individuals in Newfoundland and Labrador involved with management, research and/or control of invasive species.
- Work with Landscape Newfoundland and Labrador to phase out invasive plant species.
- Identification of upcoming potential invasive species within Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Identification of known pathways for the introduction of invasive species into Newfoundland and Labrador.
Coordination and Collaboration:
- Coordination and cooperation amongst provincial and regional agencies
- Coordination and collaboration among other Canadian invasive species councils, especially those in neighbouring Atlantic Canada who share many of the same concerns as we do in Newfoundland and Labrador.