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Parrot's Feather

A popular aquatic garden plant that spreads with water currents, animals, boats/trailers and fishing gear. Dense stands can stagnate water, and increase breeding grounds for mosquitoes learn more »

Zebra/Quagga Mussels

These tiny freshwater mussels clog drains, damage infrastructure, and are very costly to control/eradicate learn more »

Giant Hogweed

A towering toxic invasive plant with WorkSafe BC regulations learn more »

Purple Loosestrife

An aggressive wetland invader that threatens plant and animal diversity learn more »

Orange Hawkweed

Also yellow, these invasive plants replace native vegetation along roadsides, and threaten areas not yet reforested learn more »

Japanese Knotweed

Grows aggressively through concrete, impacting roads and house foundations learn more »

Spotted Knapweed

A single plant spreads rapidly with up to 140,000 seeds per square metre learn more »

Scotch Broom

An evergreen shrub that invades rangelands, replaces forage plants, causes allergies in people, and is a serious competitor to conifer seedlings learn more »


The Invasive Species Council of BC receives and relies on funding and in-kind contributions for a wide range of events and special programs. Whether it is funding, photographs, advice or materials, all of these contributions are highly valuable and appreciated by the Council—without you we would not have the same level of success or accomplishments.

A very special thanks to the individual donors who have contributed to the Council's work by providing a charitable donation. Work is underway to grow the donor base and profile the generosity and support from these critical supporters. 

The ISC thanks the following government agencies, corporations, foundations and other non-profit organizations for their contributions to past and current initiatives and events:

British Columbia Agriculture Council
British Columbia Cattleman's Association
BC Hydro
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Canadian Forest Service
Canadian Natural Resources Limited
Centre for Sustainability
Community Development Trust
Dow AgroSciences
Environment Canada, Invasive Alien Species Partnership Program
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Fortis BC
Fort Nelson Invasive Plant Management Area Steering Committee
Investment Agriculture Foundation of British Columbia
Ministry of Agriculture
Ministry of Environment
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Natural Resources Canada
N.A.T.S. Nursery
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Pacific Salmon Foundation
Peace River Regional District
RBC Blue Water
Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia
Shell Canada
Spectra Energy
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
Taseko Mines Ltd. - Gibraltar
TD Friends of the Environment
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
TransCanada Corporation
TrueNorth Specialty Products (Div. of Univar)
Vancouver Airport Authority
Vancouver Foundation
Williams Lake Indian Band

Note: Please contact our communications coordinator to assist with updates to this growing list of supporters. THANK YOU!