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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

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 »

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 »

Orange Hawkweed

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


ISCBC offers a series of webinars on special topics for our partners, ambassadors, interested stakeholders and the general public. They provide a venue for sharing current invasive species information, research, new ideas, and action opportunities. We encourage anyone involved or interested in invasive species management to participate—everyone is welcome! These webinars may be of particular interest to gardeners, stewardship groups, educators, land managers, and other professionals.

Visit our Webinar Archive for a growing collection of completed webinars on engaging topics like invasive fire ants, zebra and quagga mussels, invasive animals, aquatics, youth and education, and more! We welcome webinar topic suggestions; please email your suggestions to our communications department.

To register for upcoming, LIVE WEBINARS, email or call ISCBC at 250-305-1003 | 1-888-933-3722. Please indicate the webinar you wish to attend, and provide your name, email address and phone number. Thank you!


Becky Brown, P.Ag.  *** NOTE: 2 WEBINARS / 2 DATES ***
Invasive Plant Specialist - Provincial Early Detection Rapid Response Coordinator, B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO)

Title: BC Aquatic Invasive Plants: The What, Where and How
Date: Wednesday May 25, 2016 from NOON - 1PM PST

Description: A snapshot of the top aquatic invasive plants in BC, such as water lettuce (Pistia stratiotes), flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus) and Brazilian elodea (Egeria densa). What are they, where are they, what are we doing about them and how can you help? The presentation will also discuss yellow floating heart (Nymphoides peltata), water hyacinth, (Eichhornia crassipes), garden yellow loosestrife (Lysimachia vulgaris), parrot’s feather (Myriophyllum aquaticum), fragrant waterlily (Nymphaea odorata) and more.

Title: B.C. Invasive Plant Early Detection Rapid Response: Boot Camp Without the Sweat (slender false brome, flowering rush shiny geranium)
Date: Wednesday June 29th, 2016 from NOON - 1PM PST 

Description: Find out how to become involved in the BC Invasive Species Early Detection Rapid Response Program by learning how to identify and report three important candidate species for eradication. Find out where these species are located, why they are problematic, what is being done about them and how you can help!
Bio: Becky Brown is a Professional Agrologist and an Invasive Plant Specialist (MFLNRO). She has a B.Sc. in Environmental Science from Royal Roads University and a Technical Diploma in Environmental Planning from Selkirk College. Becky has been working in BC’s natural resource industry in the public, private and non-profit sectors since 1996 and draws on a broad range of experience in land use planning, management and environmental science to support development and implementation of the new BC Early Detection Rapid Response Program for invasive plants. She first started working with invasive plants in 2003 with the BC Ministry of Forests, and has since had the opportunity and pleasure of working with land managers and other stakeholders throughout BC and bordering jurisdictions. Becky is excited that the province is moving towards a more strategic approach to managing invasive species and looks forward to more changes ahead.


PLANTWISE PROGRAM WEBINARS: See below for pre-recorded webinars for ISCBC's PlantWise and Clean Drain Dry programs. See link below or click here to access our webinar archive for past scheduled webinars.

  1. 2015 PlantWise Webinar (half hour)
    Hosted by Evan Rafuse, PlantWise Program Coordinator (ISCBC), this webinar is required training for all PlantWise Ambassadors, and is also a great tool for the general public. It provides an overview of the PlantWise and Grow Me Instead programs. This webinar is meant to help you become "PlantWise" and be empowered to help stop the introduction and spread of horticulturally invasive plants impacting our communities and beyond our borders.  
  2. 2015 Grow Me Instead Webinar (half hour)
    Hosted by Evan Rafuse, PlantWise Program Coordinator (ISCBC), this webinar is required training for all PlantWise Ambassadors, and is also a great resource for the general public. It provides a detailed account of the Grow Me Instead program and resources. Grow Me Instead is a tool for gardeners and the general public that outlines 26 of BC's most "unwanted" invasive plants that are commonly purchased, sold and traded among gardeners. This webinar will help you choose equally beautiful, non-invasive alternative plants for all growing regions across BC.
  3. 2015 PlantWise Ambassador Training Webinar (half hour) 
    Hosted by Evan Rafuse, PlantWise Program Coordinator (ISCBC), this webinar is required training for all PlantWise Ambassadors, and is not intended for the general public—but this is open to all who wish to view it! It provides a detailed overview of the PlantWise Ambassador program that covers additional topics that builds upon the 2015 PlantWise Webinar.
  4. 2015 PlantWise Ambassador Training: Industry Partner Program
    Hosted by Danielle Toperczer, PlantWise Program Manager (ISCBC), this webinar is required training for PlantWise Ambassadors and their staff, and is intended to provide key information and messaging to assist partners in successfully delivering the industry program. Thank you to the Investment Agriculture Foundation for supporting the PlantWise Industry initiative.

CLEAN DRAIN DRY PROGRAM WEBINARS: Clean Drain Dry webinars are narrated presentations designed for Clean Drain Dry Ambassadors; however, they are open to anyone that wants to learn more about aquatic invasive species and the Clean Drain Dry program:

  1. Introduction to Clean Drain Dry Webinar 2015 (half hour)
    ​​Hosted by Sue Staniforth, Aquatics Manager (ISCBC), this webinar is required training for all Clean Drain Dry Ambassadors, but is also a great tool for the general public. The webinar explores some of the issues and impacts of aquatic invasive species and how people can get involved in their prevention and management. It then reviews the Clean Drain Dry program, its evolution, successes, and processes, and its basis in community-based social marketing theory.
  2. Clean Drain Dry Ambassador Program 2015 (half hour)
    Hosted by Sue Staniforth, Aquatics Manager (ISCBC), this webinar is required training for all Clean Drain Dry Ambassadors. While it is not designed for the general public, anyone is welcome to view it. The webinar provides a detailed overview of the Ambassador program, and the roles and deliverables required to become a CDD Ambassador. You can also get more information about how to protect our waterways from invasive species from our Clean Drain Dry program webpage.


  1. Fostering Positive Behaviours Through Community-Based Social Marketing Webinar 2015 (1 hour)
    Hosted by Ken Donnelly, Beyond Attitude Consulting, this webinar discusses Community-Based Social Marketing principles as they apply to messaging of the PlantWise and Clean Drain Dry programs. This webinar is intended for Clean Drain Dry and PlantWise Ambassadors, and is open to the general public.

Webinar Archive

Welcome to ISCBC's Webinar Archive! We hope you enjoy these completed webinars, provided for those who were unable to attend.