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New Executive Director Announced


Sarah Rang joins the Invasive Species Centre with an extensive career in the strategic coordination, planning, and implementation of programs. She has collaborated across all orders of government and has over 28 years of experience in environmental policy. She brings a passion for environmental protection and a commitment to collaboration which will grow our organization!



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Spread of invasive species in Canada costs billions, changes environment

David Nisbet, manager of partnership and science at the Invasive Species Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., said putting a price tag on the issue is difficult because an invasive species can set off all kinds of actions and reactions.

Managing the Threat of Invasive Species

The Invasive Species held an information centre which focused on the threat of the introduction of Asian Carps within Canada 

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Local naturalists concerned about dog-strangling vine near Owen Sound

Colin Cassin, policy and program development analyst with the Canadian Invasive Species Centre, said dog-strangling vine (DSV) and phragmites are equally aggressive

Think goldfish are harmless? Not always

“A lot of the time people aren’t sure what to do with this fish when they are no longer wanting it or able to keep the fish as a pet so they release it into a local waterbody,” stated Lauren Bell, Invasive Species Centre