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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

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.

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Invasive Alien Plant Program (IAPP)

Managed by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, IAPP is a web-based database that stores information on comprehensive invasive plant data in BC. 

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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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Spotters Network

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!

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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

Report a Weed »

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

Sep 25th Webinar: Integrating plants, roots & soil nematodes to restore northern prairie ecosystems

Join this webinar on smooth brome, a Eurasian perennial grass, threatening the structure and composition of native prairies throughout the Great Plains. Our presenters will focus on interactions between smooth brome and northern fescue prairies in Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba and describe the impacts of smooth brome invasion on prairie soil communities.  Register today!

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Gail Wallin Spreads the Word about BC’s Invasives

Local Invasive Species. From fire ants to knotweed - Gail Wallin, executive director of the Invasive Species Council of BC joins Breakfast Television in Vancouver's Riaz Meghji to look at five invasive species having an impact on local ecosystems and explains what you can do about it.

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Save the Date for INVASIVES 2019 - ISCBC’s Annual Forum and AGM

Save the Date for INVASIVES 2019 - ISCBC's Annual Forum and AGM - taking place February 5 - 7, 2019 at the Pacific Gateway Hotel in Richmond, BC. Join over 175 attendees from across the Pacific Northwest and beyond to network and gain up to date news on a variety of invasive species topics. Visit events.bcinvasives.ca for more information and to register.

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Invasive plant species for sale in Kootenay region - Warning issued by watchdog council

Nelson Star, Jun. 29, 2018 - NELSON. Invasive plant species for sale in Kootenay region. Warning issued by watchdog council. With the warm weather favouring B.C.’s backyard and water garden enthusiasts, the Invasive Species Council of BC (ISCBC) and the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS) are reminding the public to be careful when selecting plants for their ponds and gardens.

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Public is warned not to invite an invasion into BC gardens

June 20, 2018 – Williams Lake. With the warm weather favouring BC’s backyard gardeners and water garden enthusiasts, the Invasive Species Council of BC is reminding the public to be careful when selecting plants and animals for their ponds and gardens.

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Pitt River kids win BC’s Invasive Species Photo Contest

News 1130, Kayla Butler, June 11, 2018 - PITT RIVER. A group of grade eight kids is excited that hard work pays off, as the class from Pitt River Middle School is the winner of BC’s “What’s In Your Back Yard?” Invasive Species Photo contest. The province-wide contest is part of Invasive Species Action Month (May) and it’s specifically targeted to youth to get them involved in something important that they can take into their future. 

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

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