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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 »

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 »

Regional Committee Map

Please direct inquiries or sightings of potential invasive species to your regional committee, if one is available - see below for contact information. Regional districts may also provide useful information, and many across BC are developing programs and initiatives for invasive species management and control options for the public. If you are still unsure who to contact, call 1-888-933-3722 (ISCBC). PRINTABLE MAP WITH CONTACTS (PDF, as of October 2015). 

Regional Organizations

1. Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast - Coastal Invasive Species Committee (Coastal ISC): The Coastal ISC covers the geographic areas of Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and the Sunshine Coast. 
Ph: 250-857-2472 | www.coastalisc.cominfo@coastalisc.com

 

2. Metro Vancouver - Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver (ISCMV): The ISCMV covers all lands within the Metro Vancouver Regional District.
Ph: 604-880-8358 | www.iscmv.ca | Email: info@iscmv.ca

 

3. Fraser Valley - Fraser Valley Invasive Plant Council (FVIPC): The FVIPC covers the Fraser Valley Regional District boundaries, from east of Hope to west of Abbotsford/Mission, and north to Skatin and Lil’wat territory. Adjacent communities may also be included in the FVIPC where invasive plant infestations are observed.
Ph: 604-615-WEED (9333) | www.fraservalleyweeds.com | Email: info@fvipc.ca

 

4. Sea to Sky Corridor - Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council: SSISC covers all lands within electoral areas C and D of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District as well as the Village of Lions Bay.
Ph: 604-698-8334 | www.ssisc.info | Email: ssinvasives@gmail.com

 

5. Lillooet Regional Invasive Species Society: ​LRISS covers all lands within electoral areas A and B of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, including the northern extent of the Cascades Forest District and the boundary of the Northern St’àt’imc Territory, including waterways of the Fraser River, Bridge River, Cayoosh Creek, and Seton Lake. Email: lrinvasives@gmail.com

 

6. Okanagan-Similkameen - Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society (OASISS): OASISS covers all lands within the Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS), including the municipalities of Summerland, Penticton, Oliver, Osoyoos, Keremeos and Princeton.  
Ph: 250-404-0115 | www.oasiss.ca | Email: oasiss@shaw.ca 

 

7. Boundary - Boundary Invasive Species Society (BIS): BIS covers the municipalities of Midway, Greenwood, and Grand Forks, as well as Electoral Areas D &E of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary. 
Ph: 250-446-2232 | www.rdkb.com | Email: boundaryinvasives@gmail.com

 

8. Central and West Kootenay - Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS): CKISS covers the Central Kootenay Regional District and areas A & B of the Kootenay Boundary Regional District from the Paulson Summit East.  
Ph: 1-844-352-1160 | www.ckiss.ca | Email: info@ckiss.ca

 

9. East Kootenay - East Kootenay Invasive Plant Council (EKIPC): The EKIPC covers all land within the Regional District of East Kootenay.
Ph: 1-888-55-EKIPC (35472) | www.ekipc.com | Email: coordinator@EKIPC.com

 

10. Columbia-Shuswap - Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society (CSISS): The CSISS covers all land within the Columbia-Shuswap Regional District. 
Ph: 1-855-PUL-WEED (1-855-785-9333) | www.columbiashuswapinvasives.org | Email: info@columbiashuswapinvasives.org

 

11. Thompson-Nicola - Southern Interior Weed Management Committee (SIWMC): ​The SIWMC covers the Thompson-Nicola Regional District, with an area of 45,279 square kilometers. It includes ten municipalities (Ashcroft, Barriere, Cache Creek, Chase, Clearwater, Clinton, Kamloops, Logan Lake, Lytton and Merritt) as well as ten electoral areas. 
Ph: 250-851-1699 | www.siwmc.ca | Email: info@siwmc.ca

 

12. Cariboo, Chilcotin, Coast - Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Invasive Plant Committee (CCCIPC): The CCCIPC covers the Cariboo Regional District and the Central Coast Regional District. This ranges from Hixon north of Quesnel, south to 70 Mile House, east to Wells Grey Park, and west to the Pacific Ocean. 
Ph: 250-855-9333 | www.cccipc.ca | Email: info@cccipc.ca 

 

Cariboo Regional District (CRD): 
Ph: 1-800-665-1636 ext. 266 | www.cariboord.bc.ca/Services/InvasivePlants.aspx | Email: invasiveplants@cariboord.bc.ca 

 

13. Northwest - Northwest Invasive Plant Council (NWIPC): ​The NWIPC covers four regional districts: Bulkley- Nechako, Fraser Fort George, Kitimat-Stikine, and Skeena Queen Charlotte; and, the Stikine Region adjacent to the Yukon border, and all municipalities within these regions.
Ph: 1-866-44WEEDS (449-3337) | www.nwipc.org | Email: manager@nwipc.org