Owner, Tracy Kaisner B.Env.Sc., EP applies extensive hands-on experience, dedication and a passion for the outdoors to her work as an Invasive Plant Specialist.
Upon settling in Sparwood and working in the local forestry industry, Tracy had the opportunity to explore all corners of the Elk Valley and became inspired to support habitat management and restoration. She was a contracted Private Forest Land Supervisor for Tembec Forest Industries, and has been consistently involved with invasive plant management at Teck mine operations as well as other local industry and landowners.
Her knowledge and application of management strategies has been instrumental in coordinating treatment across multiple landowners and jurisdictions in the Elk Valley. Tracy served as a Director on the East Kootenay Invasive Plant Council in 2008-2010.
West Fork Resource Management Ltd. is currently the East Kootenay Invasive Species Council (EKISC) Area Controller for the Elk Valley.
Darrell Kaisner B.Sc. studied Environmental Science at both the Lethbridge Community College and the University of Lethbridge and has since advanced his skills working in the field of vegetation management. Starting with Parks Canada, his understanding of invasive weed management stemmed from the ecologically sensitive areas of Waterton Lakes National Park and continued through industrial site management, bordering sensitive native grasslands and private lands of Alberta. He has been involved in silviculture, urban forestry and invasive plant control in the Elk Valley and is currently employed with the District of Sparwood as Director of Operations.
Darrell has developed and implemented an Integrated Pest Management Plan for the District of Sparwood and manages all invasive plant control activities within the District.