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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 »

What We Do

The Invasive Species Council of BC (ISCBC) is a collaborative-based organization committed to reducing the spread and impacts of non-native species within BC.

Working together with a large group of partners, Regional Committees, ISCBC members and government agencies and industry, we succeed in our mission by:

1. Organizing and uniting efforts

We know our goal of minimizing the spread and impact of invasive species is an ambitious one. Which is why we’re a membership-based organization that goes out of its way to engage with our partners, funders and a diverse group of industry stakeholders. There are several ways we ensure that diverse opinions are heard including:

2. Educating and informing

We take every opportunity we can to illustrate the consequences and negative impacts of invasive species to people and organizations across BC, using a variety of resources and programs such as PlantWise and Clean Drain Dry.

3. Researching

By helping coordinate research and share the findings through ISCBC Research Forums and live webinars, we’re helping key people up-to-date on the latest information.

4. Training

We offer training programs with different levels of detail around identification, reporting, inventory and management of invasive species for both public and private organizations.