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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 »

Provincial Government

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

The scope of the IMISWG and the BC Government Invasive Species Strategic Plan is focused on, but not limited to:

  • Terrestrial and aquatic invasive alien species such as plants, animals (including fish, mollusks, crustaceans and other invertebrates), fungi, and microbes that are not native to the province, or
  • are outside of their natural distribution, and threaten to degrade the environment or negatively impact British Columbia’s people or economy.
  • Legislation and regulations across government related to invasive species management.
  • Key stakeholders that may be impacted by, or may directly impact invasive species prevention and management.
  • The goals and objectives contained in the BC Government Invasive Species Strategic Plan and other strategy documents developed by the IMISWG.

Click here to visit the IMISWG home page.