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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

Play Clean Go

PlayCleanGo is an education and outreach campaign for outdoor recreationalists that encourages outdoor recreation while protecting our valuable natural resources.

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Don’t Let it Loose

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!

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Buy Local Burn Local

Did you know? Moving firewood can spread invasive species and diseases that can severely impact our environment and economy. BC's forests are threatened by non-native insects that can damage large numbers of trees, and new infestations of harmful insects and diseases are often first found in campgrounds and parks.  

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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, and dry procedure on all watercraft and equipment.

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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

ISCBC presents at Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference

Danielle Toperczer, ISCBC’s Director of Programs and Communications, to present at the 2020 Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference (UMISC) .

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Invasive species on the Transportation Association of Canada’s agenda

Sue Staniforth,  ISCBC’s Education and Outreach manager, will be speaking to preventing spread of invasive species in the transportation industry.

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Invasive Asian clams found in Shuswap Lake highlight importance of Clean Drain Dry

A recent survey found populations of invasive Asian clams (Corbicula fluminea) living in Shuswap Lake. 

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Who’s hitching a ride on your boat? 

If you’re one of BC’s many boaters who enjoy time on the water, you may be surprised to learn you might be carrying some unwanted hitchhikers

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Volunteer face mask design challenge

ISCBC is challenging volunteers to use their artistic skills in the Volunteer Face Mask Design Challenge, whether digital, photography, painting or any other medium, to create an invasive species inspired design.

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Invasive Species Council of Nova Scotia launches

ISCBC is pleased to recognize and celebrate our newest provincial partner, the Invasive Species Council of Nova Scotia!

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