ISCBC

MENU

What We Do

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

Learn more about us

Join Today

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.

Become a Member

Our Programs

Volunteer

Join young people across BC to take action to protect BC’s environment and landscapes. Starting in three regions of B.C. (Greater Vancouver, Kamloops, and Williams Lake) we are inviting young adults to volunteer to help protect their communities from new and spreading invasive species.

Learn More Commit

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.

Learn More Commit

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.

Learn More Commit

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.

Learn More Commit

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.

Learn More Commit

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.

Report an Invasive

The Latest Blog, News & Events

February 11 - 13, 2020 - INVASIVES 2020, ISCBC’s 15th Annual Forum and AGM

Join us at INVASIVES 2020 - ISCBC's 15th Annual Forum & AGM taking place Feb 11 - 13, 2020 at the Pacific Gateway Hotel in Richmond, BC. The INVASIVES 2020 Forum incorporates a variety of workshops, keynote presentation, plenary and speedy sessions along with plenty of opportunities for networking throughout the event. This year hear from two keynote speakers: Brian Minter, Minter Country Garden and Dr. Daniel Simberloff, University of Tennessee. Early bird registration is now open!

Read Events »

March 13 -15, 2020 - Youth Summit 2020

Volunteers for healthy habitats free of invasive species. The Invasive Species Council of BC Youth Summit 2020 will bring together over 100 youth Williams Lake, Kamloops, Greater Vancouver and across BC.

Read Events »

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.

Read News from ISCBC »

Save the Date: Invasive Species Research Conference 2020

Save the date! We invite invasive species researchers and practitioners, working on any taxonomic group, across the Pacific Northwest and beyond to join us August 18 - 20, 2020, at the Invasive Species Research Conference 2020 - Turning Science into Action. 

Read Events »

ISCBC’s NAISMA 2019 Conference Presentations Now Available

Earlier this fall, the North America Invasive Species Management Association collaborated with the New York Invasive Species Research Institute, Cornell a renowned leader in invasive species research and outreach, in hosting the 2019 North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA) Annual Conference.

Read News from ISCBC »

Waterfront Owners Play Role in Health of BC Lakes and Waterways

The Invasive Species Council of BC is alerting waterfront residents and property owners to the impacts invasive species can have on our waters, our forests and our homes. Your waterfront property may already host some of the worst offenders such as yellow flag iris, commonly sold in nurseries, or Eurasian watermilfoil. Aquarium pets and plants, like goldfish and parrot’s feather, have also been introduced into some BC waterbodies via dumping. These species are considered high-risk because they can compete heavily for resources, disrupt natural processes and reduce biodiversity.

Read News from ISCBC »

View all:
recent highlights news events enewsletters

Sign up for our Newsletter

E-mail: info@bcinvasives.ca
Telephone: 250-305-1003 or 1-888-933-3722
Fax: 778-412-2248

#100 - 197 North Second Avenue
Williams Lake, BC V2G 1Z5

twitter Facebook LinkedIn Instagram Youtube