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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

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

INVASIVES 2021 Virtual Forum & AGM

Join us at the INVASIVES 2021 Virtual Forum & AGM on February 9-11, 2021. Network and reconnect with peers from the invasive species community in BC and across the Pacific Northwest!

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Webinar: Invasive Species and Tourism – An Invasive Wise Tourism Plan

The webinar will highlight the many connections between invasive species and the tourism industry.

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ISCBC Youth Volunteer Mini Summit Series: Leadership as a Role, not a Job

Join us for our second Mini-Summit: “Leadership as a Role, not a Job”. Discover the true meaning of being a leader – and how your actions can apply to your work in community service.  

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Ring in the holiday season and reduce the spread of invasive species!

If you are using English holly or English ivy in decorations this holiday season, be sure to dispove of them properly! 

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INVASIVES 2021 full agenda now live: Register as an early bird by January 11! 

The INVASIVES 2021 Forum & AGM full agenda is live! Register today and join over 40 speakers and over 200 attendees from three continents.

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Call for abstracts 

Showcase your invasive species work, project or research at the INVASIVES 2021 Virtual Forum & AGM. 

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

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