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The Invasive Species Council of BC (ISCBC) is a collaborative-based organization committed to reducing the spread and impacts of non-native species within BC.

Working together with a large group of partners, Regional Committees, ISCBC members and government agencies and industry, we succeed in our mission by:

  • Organizing and Uniting Efforts
  • Educating and Informing
  • Researching
  • Training

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Become a member of the Invasive Species Council of BC and help protect healthy landscapes, habitats and communities free from invasive species.

Membership Benefits Include Monthly e-Bulletin, free ISCBC resources, discounts on events and training and more.

Memberships for individuals, youth, non-profit, and business/government.

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Our Programs

Aquatics

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.

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Clean Drain Dry

The Clean Drain Dry program empowers you to help reduce the spread of invasive plants and organisms to BC waters by following the 'clean drain dry' procedure on all watercraft and equipment.

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Community Weed Pulls

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.

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PlantWise

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.

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Take Action on Invasives

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Early detection is critical to stopping the spread of invasive species.

You can help detect and locate new infestations of invasive species, particularly those capable of significant environmental or economic harm.

If you see a plant that looks ‘out of place’ or a creature you don’t recognize and have concerns about, we encourage you to report it.

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The Latest Blog, News & Events

Creative by Nature: The Art of Painting Botanicals

Join us for the second session of Creative by Nature! Spread the word about invasive species through art- we can all be environmental artists! 

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Catching the Spirit Spotlight Series: ISCBC

ISCBC will be live for the Catching the Spirit Spotlight series,  aimed at showing how youth can get involved and active in their own community. Join us for Lower Mainland's Most Wanted and learn about invasive species that impact the ecosystems of the Lower Mainland.

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Invasive-wise Tourism Program Launches

The Invasive Species Council of BC is excited to announce the launch of a new Invasive-Wise Tourism Program in 2020. BC is a top tourist destination for travelers worldwide and is known for its incredible diversity of natural landscapes, wildlife and wild spaces. British Columbia’s tourism industry is ranked as the most important sector to BC’s economy, however, tourism is also considered to be a major pathway for the introduction and spread of invasive species. Read more!

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Invasive Mussels Need More Than Clean Drain Dry 

Anglers, boaters, kayakers and all other water recreationalists, can help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species into B.C. from other provinces, territories or states by following the simple steps of Clean Drain Dry. But it is important to know that Clean Drain Dry cannot always prevent the spread of all aquatic invasive species. Zebra and quagga mussels require extra attention. 

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Five Aquatic Invasive Species Every Angler in B.C. Should Know About 

Recreational fishing is a favorite pastime for many residents and visitors to British Columbia. It provides substantial social, cultural and economic benefits to B.C.; therefore, locals and visitors alike have an important part to play in conserving our aquatic ecosystems and native biodiversity for future generations.  With a wealth of lakes and abundant aquatic resources, B.C. is a popular fishing destination. Anglers play a critical role in helping identify and prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species.  

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Celebrating Leaders in Invasive Species Prevention and Management

The Invasive Species Council of BC would like to congratulate the 2020 Together in Action Award recipients, presented at INVASIVES 2020, ISCBC’s 15th Annual Forum and AGM.

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Telephone: 250-305-1003 or 1-888-933-3722
Fax: 778-412-2248

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Williams Lake, BC V2G 1Z5

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