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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 »

News from ISCBC

Stay informed with ISC news releases and announcements.

Provide Your Input on Indigenous Community Projects

The ISCBC is pleased to announce that we are working with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) to strengthen the knowledge and awareness of the role Indigenous communities can play in invasive species prevention and management in British Columbia. Read more and connect with us today!

New youth education resources launched!

May 11, 2017 - Williams Lake, BC. To coincide with Invasive Species Action Month, ISCBC has launched a variety of fun, new youth resources. Have fun and educate your class, youth group·or family at the same time!

May proclaimed as Invasive Species Action Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 7, 2017, VICTORIA - B.C. government has proclaimed May 2017 as "Invasive Species Action Month" to help raise awareness of invasive plants and animals in British Columbia and to highlight the environmental and economic damage they can cause. The proclamation is part of an ongoing effort to encourage people to learn more about how these plants and animals can displace native species and disrupt local ecosystems. 

Updates from ISCBC’s Special Members Meeting Nov 2016

ISCBC held a Special Members Meeting on November 24th, 2016. At this meeting, new bylaws were approved with unanimous support. Key parts in the bylaws include changes to membership, Board structure and Director Nomination.

British Columbia and Alberta Invasive Species Councils and PNWER issue call to action on mussels

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, November 23, 2016,  Williams Lake, BC - The Pacific NorthWest Economic Region, the Invasive Species Council of British Columbia and the Alberta Invasive Species Council are sounding alarm bells about an impending threat from invasive mussels to British Columbia after these highly-damaging species were confirmed in Montana this month. The organizations are calling on authorities to inspect every boat entering British Columbia to prevent an infestation. The three organizations will hold an Emergency ‘Call to Action’ meeting Dec. 9 in Vancouver with leaders in Western Canada to map out next steps to prevent serious ecological and economic damage.

Invasive Species Action Month Photo Contest 2016 Winners

Many thanks to all those who entered in the Invasive Species Council of BC’s first Invasive Species Action Month Photo Contest, held during Invasive Species Action Month, May 2016. Winners were selected by a panel of judges from the ISCBC’s Communications Committee. The judges had a real challenge in choosing winners, as there were many excellent submissions.

Two winners were selected and each was presented with a Go Pro camera! Several photos were also selected for honorable mention.

Don’t Let It Loose! Don’t Release Classroom Animals and Plants into the Wild

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 17, 2016, Williams Lake, BC—As the school year comes to a close, the Invasive Species Council of BC is asking teachers and parents not to release classroom pets, insects, fish or aquarium plants into the wild.

ISCBC applauds Province and partners for increasing funding to stop spread of invasive mussels

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, March 31, 2016, Williams Lake, BC—The Invasive Species Council of BC is applauding the BC Government’s announcement yesterday of increased funding for the invasive mussel defence program and permanent boat inspection stations at major entry points along BC’s borders.

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