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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 »

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.

At Home

Whether you’re an experienced gardener or landscaper, or just getting started on your plant list, we have a number of resources to help you make the right choices when planning and maintaining a home garden.

At Work

Invasive species and the problems they bring can be a significant challenge for natural resource industries, or for those companies that have employees who work in the field. ISCBC helps industry and resource professionals become more skilled at recognizing and eliminating the threats of non-native species to their operations.

In the Outdoors

So much of our appreciation of the natural beauty and outdoor opportunities available in BC relies on having a healthy environment where native species thrive. As an outdoor enthusiast, you can play a key role in protecting our province from invasive species.

In Your Community

Many of us enjoy spending time being active in our community and working together with others to make our area a better place. 

When you Travel

Many of us enjoy the experiences we gain by travelling outside of where we live, whether it’s around BC or outside of Canada to more exotic locations. But what we do and buy, even when we’re away from home, can have an impact on our home community.