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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 »

Indigenous Communities

Indigenous Invasive Species Network

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

The IISN holds monthly conference calls where current programs and projects related to Indigenous communities are reviewed, and input provided on initiatives such as the Aboriginal Toolkit for Invasive Plant Management. Monthly updates are also provided by email through the IISN.

Join the Indigenous Invasive Species Network and ListServ by completing the form below.

Indigenous Community Toolkit for Managing Invasive Species

The Aboriginal Community Toolkit for Invasive Plant Management was originally developed in 2011. This document, the Indigenous Community Toolkit for Managing Invasive Species, is an update and expansion of that resource. With the support of the Invasive Species Council of BC (ISCBC), in partnership with the Indigenous Invasive Species Network and Indigenous Services Canada, the toolkit was updated to offer current and relevant support to Indigenous communities across BC, as they work to reduce the impact of invasive species in their territories.

Download the Indigenous Community Toolkit for Managing Invasive Species (2018).

Indigenous Communities Sharing Stories About Invasive Species Video

As part of the Indigenous work of the Council, the Invasive Species Council of BC produced a video to showcase the work Indigenous communities are engaging in around invasive species. This was produced in conjunction with the INVASIVES 2018 Forum and several of the case studies highlighted in the Indigenous Community Toolkit for Managing Invasive Species.

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