May 22 2014 Meeting
The Okanagan's Least Wanted - Lisa Scott
Local biologist Lisa Scott has been leading the battle against invasive plants for close to two decades in the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys. Lisa has worked with many partners to educate land owners, land managers, youth and community groups; encourage best management practices; coordinate and implement treatment programs to control everything from knapweed to puncturevine to yellow flag iris. The challenges of managing invasive species have grown exponentially in recent years. OASISS, the local invasive species society, has now expanded its mandate to include aquatic invaders, such as zebra and quagga mussels, and the tiny, but extremely aggressive European fire ant. Come learn about the myriad of species that are unwelcome in our region, and what you can do to prevent their arrival and spread.