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Japanese beetle is in Vancouver

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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 »

Regional Committees

Regional Committees of BC

The management of invasive species continues to improve, thanks to the dedication, passion, and hard work of 12 independent, regional invasive species committees in BC. Committee activities vary from on-the-ground management of invasive plants and/or species, community outreach and stewardship events, and working with the public, government, and stakeholders to achieve their unique missions and objectives. ISCBC works closely with regional committees to jointly deliver on a diverse range of projects, special programs, and on-the-ground activities. 

We encourage you to connect with the regional committee in your area. There are great folks on these teams who can provide helpful information and resources, and they are always seeking volunteers to help combat invasive plants and species. If you don’t mind having fun, wearing out some gloves, and seeing results for your efforts, then they want to hear from you—you’d be surprised how much you can help!

Regional Committee Map

Please direct inquiries or sightings of potential invasive species to your regional invasive species committee. Find contact information for regional committees here, as well as a printable document. Regional districts may also provide useful information. If you are still unsure who to contact, call 1-888-933-3722 (ISCBC).