We need your input

Help us review the last five years and plan for the future! 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 »

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 »

We need your input

Help us review the last five years and plan for the future! 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 »

Provide Input on Revising the Strategy (2018-2022)

To continue our momentum on invasive species management, we must incorporate feedback, lessons learned and future invasive species ambitions into the revised Strategy for 2018-2022. We need your input.

The ISCBC has already completed one in-depth input session that covered four solutions from the Strategy at the November 24th ISCBC Special Members Meeting. To keep building on the momentum and allow everyone ample opportunity to contribute, the ISCBC is offering interactive Online Input Sessions. If you cannot attend the Input Sessions or have additional feedback beyond the facilitated discussions, we encourage you to fill out Online Input Forms accessed below. All input received from the November 24th ISCBC Special Members meeting, and gathered through online submissions, is listed in each of the Online Submission pages. Input from the online meetings will also be added to the running summaries.

We greatly appreciate your valuable time and all input given toward the revised Strategy.

Before you provide your input in a Session or in the Online Input Forms below, we welcome you to look through a summary of stakeholder input the ISCBC has received to date (last updated mid-February 2017).

1. Online Input Sessions
Click here to register for the final session:

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017; 1:00 - 3:00 pm Pacific (shorter session):

This session will allow for input on any topics that emerged from the first two sessions that may need more discussion. Following the February 22nd Input Session, ISCBC will confirm the topics and details of this session.

  • 1:00 - 3:00 pm - General discussion on emerging topics and areas identified as needing further discussion from received input

Recent emerging topics include: building strong collaboration and conducting relevant and applicable research.

Deadline: Registration is open until 12 pm on the day prior to each session.

2. Direct Online Submissions

Simply click on the sections of the Strategy below to review the input received to date and provide your comments. If you wish to further support any input that has already been given please outline in the input boxes. Once you have provided your comments using the online forms, please revisit this page to review additional comments submitted from across the Province. The ISCBC welcomes all input and feedback.

Deadline: The deadline to submit your input through the website is 12 pm on Friday, March 17th.

Inquiries: If you would like submit additional documentation or have any questions about this process, please contact Stephanie Woods at swoods@bcinvasives.ca

Click here to return to the Invasive Species Strategy of BC page.