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About Us



Canadian Council on Invasive Species website

Invasive Mussel Prevention Framework for Western Canada (2018)

Inter-provincial-territorial agreement for coordinated regional defense against invasive species (March 2016)

Invasive Species Working Group

The Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) is a statutory public/private non-profit created in 1991 by the states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Washington, and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Its mission is to increase the economic well-being and quality of life for all citizens of the region, while maintaining and enhancing our natural environment.


  • Coordinate provincial and state policies throughout the region

  • Identify and promote "models of success"

  • Serve as a conduit to exchange information.

  • Promote greater regional collaboration

  • Enhance the competitiveness of the region in both domestic and international markets

  • Leverage regional influence in Ottawa and Washington D.C.

  • Achieve continued economic growth while maintaining the region’s natural resources

PNWER has a 21 working groups, one of which is focused on Invasive Species. This working group seeks to further increase awareness regarding invasive species in the ten states, provinces, and territories that comprise PNWER. Its task is to address the regional economic and environmental impact of invasive species and promote regional collaboration and sharing of best practices. 


Click here to view the PNWER Invasive Species working group webpage.

Presentations and Publications

January 21, 2015 presentation: Advancing a regional defense against dreissenids in the Pacific Northwest (.pdf)

Advancing a Regional Defense Against Dreissenids in the Pacific Northwest publication (.pdf)

Regional Defense Against Dreissenids in the Pacific Northwest 3-31-15, 2.08 PM from Lisa DeBruyckere on Vimeo.

International Links

International Association for Open Knowledge on Invasive Alien Species

European Network on Invasive Alien Species

Invasive Species Specialist Group

Global Register of Introduced and Invasive Species

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