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Giant Hogweed

A towering toxic invasive plant with WorkSafe BC regulations learn more »

Purple Loosestrife

An aggressive wetland invader that threatens plant and animal diversity 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 »

European Fire Ant

A tiny ant with a toxic sting 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 »

Zebra/Quagga Mussels

These tiny freshwater mussels clog drains, damage infrastructure, and are very costly to control/eradicate learn more »

Yellow Hawkweed

Also orange, these invasive plants replace native vegetation along roadsides, and threaten areas not yet reforested learn more »

News on Invasives

Hungry caterpillar? U of T researchers enlist tiny ally in fight against invasive plant species

University of Toronto News, Sept. 10, 2014, by Dominic Ali and Don Campbell: Dog-strangling vine now invading Canadian cities may meet its match in the Hypena caterpillar.

US, Canada team up to combat invasive asian carp in Lake Erie

Autoworldnews.com, Sept. 8, 2014, by Jordan Ecarma: American and Canadian wildlife officials are collaborating to fight an invasion of Asian carp in western Lake Erie with a field exercise planned for this week.

BC begins mussel inspections

Castanet.net, Sept. 5, 2014, by Ragnar Haagen: The provincial government recently announced they have stepped up inspection enforcement of boats possibly containing either zebra or quagga mussels.

United front needed to fight invasive species: group

24Hrs Vancouver, Sept. 4, 2014, by Jane Deacon: A lack of co-ordination is leaving Metro Vancouver at serious risk of invasive species — a problem the Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver hopes to fight with a new region-wide strategy.

Targeting invasive species

Salmon Arm Observer, Aug. 29, 2014: Invasive species threaten our environment and economy. These species include plants that spread quickly, reduce native biodiversity and can be harmful to human and animal health. The Shuswap Trail Alliance and the Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society are partnering to protect local trails.

Inter-province communication helped stop boats from bringing invasive species into BC waters

ISCBC News Release, August 28, 2014: WILLIAMS LAKE — The Invasive Species Council of BC today applauded actions by Alberta and BC which ensured that boats being moved from Lake Ontario to Victoria last weekend were stopped and inspected for zebra mussels, proving that inter-province cooperation to prevent the spread of aquatic species is working.

Busted at boundary: Alberta inspectors intercept boats with zebra mussels

Globe and Mail/Canadian Free Press, Aug. 28, 2014: Boaters are being reminded to clean, drain and dry their boats to prevent possible contamination of Alberta’s lakes with zebra mussels.

Specially trained dogs enter Manitoba’s fight against invasive zebra mussels

Winnipeg Free Press, Aug. 29, 2014: The latest weapon in the province’s fight against the spread of zebra mussels is a dog.

Green crab may soon be a diner’s delight

CBC News, Sept. 1, 2014: Finding ways to harvest and market the destructive green crab as a delicacy to reduce the crustacean's impact on the local shellfish industry is being investigated by the University of Prince Edward Island.

The Carbon Project to Help Online Invasive Species Monitoring

Directions Magazine, Aug. 28, 2014: The Carbon Project today announced it has been selected to help develop an online data exchange for invasive species monitoring.

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