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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 learn more »

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 »

Get Involved

The various impacts of invasive species – economic, environmental and social – affect all British Columbians. So we all have plenty at stake and slowing the spread of invasive species and mitigating their impacts is something we can all help with by taking action wherever we find ourselves.

Take Action

The choices you make at home, at work, within your community and the outdoors, and even while you're travelling can have a lasting impact on your neighbourhood and beyond. Here are resources and easy steps you can take to help protect BC's valuable natural resources from the harmful impacts of invasive species.