Structure

The Northwest Invasive Plant Council (NWIPC) is a not-for-profit organization with a Board of Directors representing a diverse range of stakeholder groups. The NWIPC currently has directors representing provincial government, First Nations, local government, agriculture, environmental groups and utilities. 
 

Agriculture
Les Yates, Skeena Valley Regional Cattlemen's Association, 250-846-5138


Environmental, Conservation & Naturalist Groups
Paul Glover, Northwest BC Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides, 250-847-5575


First Nations
Barry Seymour, Lheidli T’enneh, 250-981-3300


Livestock and Guide Outfitters Associations
Trevor Tapp, Nechako Valley Regional Cattlemen’s Association, 205-699-6466


Municipal/Local Government
Janette Derksen - Regional District of Bulkley Nechako, 250-692-3195


Member at Large
Ian Hayes, Skeena Environmental Consulting, 250-635-0226

 

Member at Large
Grace Stevens - Treasurer, Accutech Bookkeeping, 250-562-8847

 

Provincial Government
Alvin Cober, Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations, 250-559-6247

 

Provincial Government
Christine Friedrichsmeier - Secretary, Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations, 250-567-6392


Provincial Government
Ben Heemskert, Ministry of Lands & Natural Resource Operations, Recreation Sites & Trails BC, 250-559-6247

 

Provincial Government
Janice Joseph, Ministry of Environment, Parks & Protected Areas, 250-847-7316

 

Provincial Government
Lavona Liggins, Ministry of Agriculture, 250-614-7438


Provincial Government
Anna McIndoe, Ministry of Environment, BC Parks, 250-614-9901

 

Transportation and Utility Companies
Erik Swanson - Vice-Chair, BC Hydro, 250-561-4863

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News

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