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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

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.

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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

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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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

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

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!

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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.

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Stop Western Yellowstriped Armyworm – Now in the North Okanagan

The Invasive Species Council of BC is calling on the public and producers in the North Okanagan to be on alert for the Western Yellowstriped Armyworm (Spodoptera praefica). The Western yellowstriped armyworm is an invasive caterpillar first detected in the North Okanagan Valley of BC in July 2018.  This pest causes extensive damage to forage crops, vegetables, flower gardens and ornamentals, often resulting in complete defoliation.

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Young adults wanted to volunteer to stop the spread of invasive species in BC

Williams Lake – August 6, 2019. Young adults aged 15-30 are invited to volunteer with the Invasive Species Council of BC Healthy Habitats project to help prevent the spread of invasive  species in British Columbia. Volunteers will benefit from training and leadership opportunities while developing and enhancing skills.
Read more and sign up today at bcinvasives.ca/volunteer.

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Help ‘tackle’ the spread of invasive species

With over 20,000 lakes and 750,000 kms of streams, BC is considered one of the best places to fish in North America. Whether British Columbians are fishing as a recreational sport, peaceful hobby or getaway, invasive species should always be on their radar when they are heading home for the day. Aquatic invasive species pose a significant threat to BC waterways. Every angler can help stop their spread by remembering to Clean Drain and Dry all watercraft and gear when leaving a waterbody.

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Paddlers can play their part to protect Canadian waters

Paddlers across the province are helping protect British Columbia’s waters from harmful invasive species. From ocean kayakers to canoeists, all paddlers can help BC waters by taking a few minutes to Clean Drain Dry their watercraft and gear. BC offers some incredible opportunities for residential and touring paddlers however the accidental movement of invasive species between waterbodies can cause serious problems affecting BC’s water’s, tourism opportunities and even human health. By practicing Clean Drain Dry, paddlers can help preserve BC’s lakes, rivers and streams and help to support the recreational industry and healthy communities for years to come.

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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

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