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Supporters & Partners

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our funding and operations partners:

  • Alouette River Management Society (ARMS)
  • Artists Fieldhouse Studio Program (City of Vancouver)
  • B & B Contracting
  • BC Hydro
  • BC Institute of Technology
  • BC Parks
  • BC Spartina Working Group
  • Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House
  • City of Burnaby
  • City of Maple Ridge
  • City of Port Coquitlam
  • City of Surrey
  • City of Vancouver
  • Diamond Head Consulting
  • Drinkwater Environmental Services
  • Fortis BC
  • Green Teams Canada
  • Grouse Mountain Resort
  • Hemmera Envirochem Inc.
  • Invasive Species Council of BC
  • Metro Vancouver Regional District
  • Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
  • Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Province of BC
  • Regional Invasive Species Committee Organizations (RISO)
  • Metro Vancouver Regional Planning Advisory Committee – Invasive Species Subcommittee
  • South Coast Conservation Program
  • South Fraser Perimeter Road Project (Mainroad Contracting)
  • Squamish First Nation
  • Stanley Park Ecology Society
  • Teal Jones Forestry
  • Transportation Investment Corporation
  • Village of Anmore
  • Village of Belcarra
  • YVR

The Adanac Fieldhouse is part of the Vancouver Park Board's Fieldhouse Activation Program that provides space in a fieldhouses and access to parks to create activities that engage the community. By repurposing underused space in fieldhouses into small community spaces, this program aims to: Animate our neighbourhoods with place-based activities focused on one or more of our priority themes: Arts, Culture, Sport, Environment, Local food and Social Encounters.

About Us

The ISCMV is non-profit society composed of members from the public, stewardship groups, contractors, academic institutions, nurseries, non-profit organizations and all levels of government working to improve the way invasive species are managed in Metro Vancouver.

Programs

ISCMV offers a variety of educational, technical and support services for invasive species. Our programs are helping to keep our region safe from biological invaders while making invasive species management easier for our partners.

Take Action

Early detection is critical to stopping the spread of invasive species. You can help detect and locate new infestations and be part of the solution! If you see a plant that looks unfamiliar or ‘out of place’ or a creature you don’t recognize and have concerns about, we encourage you to report.

Resources

The ISCMV is one of 13 regional invasive species organizations throughout BC. The ISCMV covers all lands within the Metro Vancouver Regional District (North to Lions Bay and the North Shore mountains, East to Maple Ridge and Langley, South to the United States border and West to the Pacific Ocean).

News & Events

View the latest news and upcoming events.

Contact

Contact information for the Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver.

Join Us!

Like what the ISCMV is doing and want to stay connected? Become a member! Membership is open to the public and benefits include invitation to ISCMV events, and communication of regional invasive species information through our listserve.

Report

Early detection is critical to stopping the spread of invasive species. You can help detect and locate new infestations and be part of the solution! If you see a plant that looks unfamiliar or ‘out of place’ or a creature you don’t recognize and have concerns about, we encourage you to report.

Who We Are

The ISCMV is non-profit society composed of members from the public, stewardship groups, contractors, academic institutions, nurseries, non-profit organizations and all levels of government working to improve the way invasive species are managed in Metro Vancouver.

What We Do

ISCMV offers a variety of educational, technical and support services for invasive species.

FAQ

Board of Directors

The ISCMV Board of Directors provides executive direction to the society. Directors serve for 3-year terms and are elected by our membership at the Annual General Meeting. Directors on the Board represent diverse perspectives and interests.

Staff Team

Meet our staff.

Supporters & Partners

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our funding and operations partners. The Adanac Fieldhouse is part of the Vancouver Park Board's Fieldhouse Activation Program that provides space in a fieldhouses and access to parks to create activities that engage the community

Regional Invasive Species Organizations

The ISCMV is one of many Regional Invasive Species Committees across British Columbia. Though our management area is the smallest geographically, we have over half of British Columbia's population residing within it.

ISCMV Treatment Sites

The ISCMV uses an integrated vegetation management approach with the goal of reducing the cumulative impacts caused by invasive species. This is best achieved with a combination of prevention strategies and treatment methods.

Education & Training

The ISCMV offers tailored invasive species presentations and workshops for public groups such as garden clubs, service organizations, youth groups, or any group who want to learn about invasive species!

Knot on my Property

Knot On My Property is aimed at educating property owners, residents and real estate professionals on how to identify knotweed, reduce its spread, and effectively control it.

Plantwise

The horticulture industry has been identified as a key pathway for the introduction and spread of horticulturally invasive plants in gardens, orchards, vineyards, hayfields, crops and wild lands across BC and beyond.

Play, Clean, Go

PlayCleanGo is an education and outreach campaign for outdoor recreationalists that encourages outdoor recreation while protecting our valuable  natural resources.

Membership

The Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver (ISCMV) is non-profit organization composed of representatives from environmental stewardship groups, academic institutions, nurseries, non-profit organizations and all levels of government working to improve the way invasive species are managed in Metro Vancouver.

For Homeowners

Having invasives on your property can be a huge problem. Not only are they harmful to the environment, some can damage foundations and driveways or pose a human safety risk.

For Contractors

The ISCMV offers technical training workshops for contractors and their staff that cover a wide range of topics that can be tailored to your group. Click here for more information. 

For Volunteer/Stewardship Groups

The ISCMV attends community events hosted by local stewardship groups and other organizations to promote awareness of invasive species in the region. If you are hosting an event and would like the ISCMV to attend, please contact us.

For Teachers

The ISCMV does not offer school programs at this time, but we can provide support in other ways. Here are some resources that might help you put together your own invasive species unit.

What Is An Invasive Species?

Invasive species are those which occur outside their natural range and can have significant ecological, social and/or economic impacts once established.

Nominations

Nominations are currently closed. Please check back in advance of our April/May AGM!

Prevent The Spread

Here are some ways you can prevent the spread of invasive species. Volunteer, Invasive-Free Gardening, Recreation, and Spreading the Word.

Regional Invasive Contacts

The ISCMV is one of 13 regional invasive species organizations throughout BC. The ISCMV covers all lands within the Metro Vancouver Regional District (North to Lions Bay and the North Shore mountains, East to Maple Ridge and Langley, South to the United States border and West to the Pacific Ocean).

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!

March 27, 2017

It's the time of year when invasive species organizations hire seasonal staff! Over the next couple of months, we’ll post active positions as we gear up for the field season. Check out the positions currently available with the ISCMV and some of our provincial partners.

Invasives Coming to a Bathroom Near You?

March 27, 2017

As part of our residency at the Adanac Fieldhouse, we have been working to engage the surrounding community to share the story about local invaders.

Adanac Fieldhouse Update

June 27, 2017

Our native plant demonstration garden at the Adanac Fieldhouse survived our snowy winter. 

Visit the Adanac Fieldhouse!

July 13, 2017

We are very excited to be opening up our fieldhouse this summer for our annual Open House!

Japanese beetle detected in Vancouver!

August 17, 2017

The CFIA has detected a pest new to Western Canada.

Education Volunteer Sought!

November 20, 2017

Are you passionate about educating people about invasive species?

Renovations!

January 17, 2018

Please excuse us while the fieldhouse is being renovated!

Invasive Species Stewardship Assistant

June 6, 2018

We're hiring!

What would you like to know?

August 5, 2018

Curious about what kinds of things people ask us?

Regional Best Management Guides

September 7, 2018

The first 3 of the best management practices are now available!

ISCMV Strategic Plan Complete!

November 14, 2018

The ISCMV Board and staff have spent the last few years planning for the future. Our 2018-2023 Strategic Plan is complete!

Invasive Plant Risk Perception Survey

March 27, 2019

Complete a survey on invasive plants for the opportunity to inform local research and the chance to win great prizes.