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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 »

Communications Framework for BC

The BC Communications Framework on Invasive Species is a valuable, voluntary reference for all BC stakeholders developing communications plans related to invasive species. Ultimately the goal is to encourage a common approach and messaging to improve awareness and understanding related to invasive species in BC.

Developed by C-Shore Communications, a well recognized consulting company, this Framework is a guiding document that can assist local governments, non-profit organizations and others to achieve consistent messaging and approaches. It is closely linked to the provincial guiding document, the Invasive Species Strategy for BC (2012). Both have been developed with input from and review by interested parties: both organizations and individuals, from across BC.

BC Communications Framework on Invasive Species (PDF - 6MB)

A special thank you to everyone who participated in the consultation process! Please send any feedback on this document to: communications@bcinvasives.ca