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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 »


We work together with a variety of partners to undertake a coordinated, province-wide approach. Thank you to the vital participation and coordination of: 

  • Local, provincial, and federal government
  • BC stakeholders, including regional committees, community organizations and others 
  • BC industry, including: utility, horticulture, forestry, mining, agriculture, transportation, conservation and wildlife, recreation and tourism.

Indigenous Communities

The Indigenous Invasive Species Network (IISN) co-ordinates meetings of and communications between Indigenous Communities and organizations in BC.

Local Governments

Local governments have an important role and are a critical partner in BC for invasive species management, in a unique position to turn the tide of the impacts of invasive species within their jurisdictions. Thankfully, in BC, there are many levels of partners and growing resources to address invasive species issues. This section provides important information, tools and networking for local governments in BC to become increasingly successful in this important work.

Provincial Government

A cross-agency provincial government committee formed in 2005 called the Inter-Ministry Invasive Species Working Group (IMISWG). Read more...

Regional Committees

The management of invasive species continues to improve, thanks to the dedication, passion, and hard work of the 12 independent, regional committees in BC. 

Canadian Council on Invasive Species

Invasive species councils, committees, and coalitions representing the majority of provinces and territories in Canada have established as a federal society to work together to reduce the impact of invasive species across the country.