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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

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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

April 17, 2019 - Managing Invasive Species in the Region - Sustainability Community Breakfast

Get a jump start on May – officially Invasive Species Action Month in BC. Join Metro Vancouver's Community Sustainabiity Breakfast to hear about Metro Vancouver Regional Parks invasive species management program, and how Metro Vancouver is supporting municipalities, including co-creating new best management practices for 11 priority invasive species with the Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver. Register today!

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April 27, 2019 - Learn About Japanese Beetle in Stanley Park

ISCBC's Nick Wong will be manning a Japanese beetle educational booth at Stanley Park Ecological Society's Earth Day celebration. Stop by and learn about this invasive insect's arrival in Vancouver, how you can help stop the spread and pick up some free resources. 

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April 24, 2019 Webinar: Predicted Hot Spots for Marine Aquatic Invasions in the Arctic

The risk of aquatic invasive species (AIS) introductions in the Arctic is expected to increase with ongoing trends of greater shipping activity, resource exploitation, and climate warming in the region. Join this webinar, presented by Kimberly Howland of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, to learn about this research, the results and how this approach will aid in the identification of present and future high risk areas for AIS in response to global warming.

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April 16, 2019 - Agricultural Pests: Practical Tools for Producers

The Cariboo-Chilcotin is home to a diverse and valuable range of agriculture. As climate changes, the effects of invasive species and pests in the Cariboo is expected to become more prevalent and have been identified as a key threat to the industry. Join us for a day to gain practical tools for identification, effective treatment and management strategies for priority pests and invasive species. With speakers ranging from invasive plant specialists, entomologists addressing grasshoppers and priority pests, and seeding experts, there will be something for all producers in the Cariboo-Chilcotin. Read more and register by April 12!

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New board executive presses forward with strong agenda for ISCBC

(February 26, 2019 – Williams Lake, BC) The Invasive Species Council of BC (ISCBC) has appointed its new Board for the coming year, and is pleased to have David Bennett, Director of Communications and External Relations for FortisBC, serving as the new Chair of the Board. Outgoing Chair Brian Heise of Thompson Rivers University looks forward to working closely with the organization during Bennett’s term as Chair.

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WeedsBMP App for Forage and Livestock Producers Now Available

A new smartphone app has been released that is designed specifically for livestock and forage producers in BC. The Best Management Practices for Livestock and Forage Producers app (WeedsBMP app) is based on the ‘Guide to Weeds in BC’ and includes updated information on 95 invasive plant species directly relevant to forage and livestock production. The WeedsBMP app offers in depth information and imagery for identification as well as various ways in which to manage each species, including sources and contacts for more information.

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

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