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"To develop long lasting strategies that help achieve education and awareness of noxious weeds among all resource users. To promote effective prevention and control of noxious weeds. This ultimately can protect the diverse habitats and ecosystems of the Thompson-Nicola area and their supporting economies."


The Southern Interior Weed Management Committee (SIWMC) is made up of representatives from a number of public and private agencies. These agencies are actively engaged in operational and educational invasive plant management programs in partnership with the SIWMC throughout the Thompson-Nicola Region.

  • Tk’emlupsteSecwepemc
  • Kamloops Stock Association
  • BC Ministry of Agriculture
  • BC Parks
  • City of Kamloops
  • BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations
  • BC Hydro
  • Fortis BC
  • Nicola Stock Association
  • District of Logan Lake
  • Village of Clinton
  • Thompson Nicola Regional District
  • Kamloops Naturalist Club
  • Innergex
  • SIMPCW First Nation
  • New Gold New Afton Mine
  • Nature Conservancy of Canada
  • Grasslands Council
  • West Fraser
  • Ashcroft Ranchers Association
  • Thompson Rivers University




Our Board of Directors is made up of 8 members elected annually by our full membership. The 2016/2017 Membership is comprised of (Directors in Bold);


SIWMC 2016 Membership List Organization Representative Name 
First nations representative 1 Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Dwayne Paradis
First Nations Representative 2 SIMPCW Ron Lampreau
Agriculture producers’ organization Kamloops Stock Association  
Agriculture producers’ organization Ashcroft Rancher's Association Brian Parke
Agriculture producers' Association Nicola Stock Association Joe Gardner
Conservation-focused environmental organization NCC Michelle Dano
A naturalist-focused environmental organization Naturalists Club Andy Raniseth
Public sector environment organization MOE Jim Forbes
Forestry small business private sector  Kamloops Woodlot Association Norm Fennell
Forestry major licensee private sector  West Fraser Robert Ballinger
Ministry of Forests organization FLNRO Laila Salm
Ministry of Forests organization FLNRO  Sheryl Wurtz
Ministry of Forests organization FLNRO  
Public sector highways organization MOT Donna Olsen
Public or private sector mining organization New Gold Luke Holdstock
An urban municipal government organization City of Kamloops Kirsten Wourms
Rural municipal government organization Thompson Nicola Regional District Dennis LaBrie
Public sector parks organization Ministry of Parks Jeff Leahy
Private sector recreation organization  Vacant  Vacant
A railway organization CN  Vacant
Utility organization Fortis BC Jenny Mingo
Utility Organization BC Hydro Rhonda Kariz
Member at Large TRU Peggy Jo Broad







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