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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 »

Invasive Species Business Development Workshop

There is a current shortage of invasive species management contractors in Northeastern B.C. - now is the time to start your own invasive species service based business!

The ISCBC, in partnership with the Northeast Aboriginal Business Center, held a Business Development Training Session this fall in Northeastern BC .  Participants of this session left with a better understanding of what is required to start up their own invasive species service-based business. 

Some of the key topics addressed included:

  • Finding the Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Goal Setting and Business Planning
  • Financing Your Business and Understanding Cash Flow
  • Business and Financial Administration
  • Market Research and Marketing Your Business
  • Requirements to Start Up and Invasive Species Management Business

Priority registration criteria to attend were be given to people who are:

  • Residents of Northeastern BC
  • Underemployed resource industry workers
  • Interested in starting up their own invasive species service-based business
  • Hold a valid Industrial Vegetation and Noxious Weed Pesticide Applicators Certificate
  • Aware of invasive species and management issues in the region
  • Have attended the October Business Development Orientation session

These sessions were open to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous applicants, with equal consideration.

The Invasive Species Business Development Training Session took place December 5 - 7 in Fort St John. For those of you who missed the Orientation Workshop on October 24th, you can watch it here