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Parrot's Feather

A popular aquatic garden plant that spreads with water currents, animals, boats/trailers and fishing gear. Dense stands can stagnate water, and increase breeding grounds for mosquitoes

Zebra/Quagga Mussels

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

Giant Hogweed

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

Invasive Species Research Conference

Turning Science into Action! Co-hosted by Thompson Rivers University and the Invasive Species Council of BC. learn more »

European Fire Ant

A tiny ant with a toxic sting learn more »

Purple Loosestrife

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

Orange Hawkweed

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

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 »

Invasive Species Strategy for BC

The Invasive Species Strategy for British Columbia (the ‘Strategy’) completed in May 2012, 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. As the 5-year implementation period drew to a close at the end of 2016, there is a need to both measure the success of the last five-year period and seek input from stakeholders across the province on the revision of the Strategy. In our role as Secretariat of the Strategy, the ISCBC will be co-ordinating activities to gather input from stakeholders across BC. The result will be an updated Strategy for 2018 - 2022 which will reflect the invasive species goals and objectives for BC for the next five-year period.

We need your input - measuring our success and planning forward

To effectively measure our success and plan forward, we need your insight and contribution. We are excited to launch three online tools to enable you to easily contribute your input, regardless of your location. We are measuring the success of the Strategy 2012 - 2016 through an online survey. We have online options for you to provide your input on how to revise the strategy looking forward. Follow the links below to make your contribution to the development of the next Invasive Species Strategy for British Columbia 2018 - 2022.

Complete the Provincial Survey to Measure Success of the Strategy (2012-2016)

Provide Input on Revising the Strategy (2018-2022)