The Yukon Invasive Species Council (YISC) is a registered non-profit society formed to prevent the introduction and manage the spread of invasive species in the Yukon.
This is accomplished by:
- Educating and advising the public and professionals about invasive species and their risk to ecosystems and economies through activities such as workshops, seminars, and newsletters.
- Actively collaborating with other jurisdictions on invasive species issues.
- Encouraging, promoting, and supporting research on invasive species that will contribute to the realization of the social and economic goals of Yukon residents.
YISC has a broad membership with representatives from municipal, territorial, federal, and First Nation governments, non-profit organizations, farming, industry, and private citizens. It is the council’s intent to keep membership open and facilitate discussion between different groups and governments in the Yukon and outside.
YISC is a chapter with the Canadian Council on Invasive Species (CCIS)