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Giant Hogweed

A towering toxic invasive plant with WorkSafe BC regulations learn more »

Purple Loosestrife

An aggressive wetland invader that threatens plant and animal diversity learn more »

Japanese Knotweed

Grows aggressively through concrete, impacting roads and house foundations learn more »

Spotted Knapweed

A single plant spreads rapidly with up to 140,000 seeds per square metre learn more »

European Fire Ant

A tiny ant with a toxic sting learn more »

Scotch Broom

An evergreen shrub that invades rangelands, replaces forage plants, causes allergies in people, and is a serious competitor to conifer seedlings learn more »

Zebra/Quagga Mussels

These tiny freshwater mussels clog drains, damage infrastructure, and are very costly to control/eradicate learn more »

Yellow Hawkweed

Also orange, these invasive plants replace native vegetation along roadsides, and threaten areas not yet reforested learn more »

Invasive Species Council of British Columbia

Invasive species that enter and establish in British Columbia bring harmful impacts to our environment, economy, and society. You can help to reduce their impacts and make a difference to support healthier communities! Learn about volunteer opportunities near you, join our members (FREE!), spot and report invasive species, or donate. Step one—start making a difference today and spread the word about invasive species! 

Inter-province communication helped stop boats from bringing invasive species into BC waters

Aug. 28, 2014

ISCBC News Release, August 28, 2014: WILLIAMS LAKE — The Invasive Species Council of BC today applauded actions by Alberta and BC which ensured that boats being moved from Lake Ontario to Victoria last weekend were stopped and inspected for zebra mussels, proving that inter-province cooperation to prevent the spread of aquatic species is working.

Plant invaders cause real harm

Aug. 26, 2014

Victoria Times Colonist (Editorial), Aug. 15, 2014: It looks attractive, but once it gets into your garden, it never leaves. It will take over your yard, your house, your neighbourhood, growing up through asphalt and even penetrating concrete foundations of homes.

Bullfrogs keeping Steveston residents up at night

Aug. 26, 2014

CBC News, Aug. 19, 2014: Steveston residents say they're fed up with a growing chorus of bullfrogs that is keeping them up at night, but the provincial government says there's not a lot it can do.

Workshop held on future of Invasive Species Compendium

Aug. 22, 2014

CABI Invasives (BLOG), Aug. 21, 2014: Members of the Invasive Species Consortium from the US, Mexico, Caribbean and South Pacific met in Washington DC on 4 August and unanimously agreed to keep the Invasive Species Compendium (ISC) an open access resource for a further five years. 

Communications Framework for BC

Jun. 2, 2014

The BC Communications Framework on Invasive Species is a valuable, voluntary reference for all BC stakeholders developing communications plans related to invasive species.

Invasive Species Strategy for BC

Jun. 1, 2014

The Invasive Species Strategy for British Columbia is a strategic framework for improved invasive species management in British Columbia. It offers a foundation for invasive species work across BC and is the basis for our programs and efforts.

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Clean Drain Dry Events around BC

Jul. 8, 2014

Look for our staff this summer at different locations across BC as they share information and resources about how to Clean Drain Dry your boat and equipment. You can make a difference to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species!

PlantWise Events around BC

Jul. 8, 2014

Look for our staff this summer at different locations across BC as they share information and resources about how to be 'PlantWise.' You can make a difference to stop the spread of invasive species!

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Clean Drain Dry

Clean, Drain, Dry encourages you to 'clean-drain-dry' all boats and equipment to help reduce the spread of invasive plants and organisms to BC waters.

Community Weed Pulls

The Communities Pulling Together program enables volunteer groups to learn about and remove local invasive plants. Participants gain hands-on experience by helping to remove an invasive plant infestation in their community.

PlantWise

PlantWise is a consumer and industry education program designed to build consumer understanding of the problems caused by invasive species, increasing demand for non-invasive plants, and to support the industry’s transition to becoming free of invasive species.

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