PlantWise is a consumer and industry education program designed to build understanding of the problems caused by invasive species, increasing demand for non-invasive plants, and to support the horticulture industry’s transition to becoming free of invasive species.
Clean Drain Dry encourages you to 'clean drain dry' all boats and equipment to help reduce the spread of invasive plants and organisms to BC waters.
Water gardeners, aquarium and terrarium owners can select from a variety of aquatic plants, invertebrates, reptiles and fish. Unfortunately, some of these exotic species have the potential to become invasive. Pets that become too much for an owner to care for are sometimes let loose into nearby water or woods—Don't Let it Loose!
Invasive species are threatening BC’s aquatic and riparian ecosystems, such as streams, lakes, and wetlands, and the species that rely on them. They spread alarmingly fast between waterbodies and can create lasting ecological and economic damage, especially to the recreational areas that we enjoy.
The Communities Pulling Together program enables volunteer groups to learn about and remove local invasive plants. Participants gain hands-on experience by helping to remove an invasive plant infestation in their community.
Managed by the Ministry of Forests and Range (MOFR), IAPP is a web-based database that stores information on comprehensive invasive plant data in BC.
You are invited to join the growing team of "Spotters" who are part of BC's Spotter's Network! Volunteers around the province are actively helping to report and respond to invasive species—and you can too!
ISCBC, in partnership with TransCanada Corporation, is pleased to announce a new training program on invasive species in BC, with a special focus on BC’s North, titled "Invasive Species in BC—You Can Help Prevent the Spread!" This one day workshop, along with one additional module, will support concerned citizens and natural resources workers across BC’s North in identifying key invasive species, understanding their huge economic and environmental impacts, and learning how they can be prevented and managed.
In 2015, the Invasive Species Council of BC initiated an engaging and exciting 'Together in Action' Awards Program to celebrate the work of those preventing the introduction of invasive species, or reducing their impact. The ISCBC’s annual forum is the ideal opportunity to present awards to those groups and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution in the past year. At the ISCBC Annual Forum, the ISCBC announces the award winners and celebrates all of the nominees.
The Hot Spots program was a highly successful two-year program (2008-2011) that jump-started business development and employment in over 30 different communities across BC in 2010.