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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 »

Who We Are

The Invasive Species Council of BC (ISCBC) is a registered charity and non-profit society that is making a difference in the lives of all British Columbians. ISCBC is a dynamic action-oriented organization, helping coordinate and unite a wide variety of concerned stakeholders in the struggle against invasive species in BC and spearheading behaviour change in gardeners, outdoor recreation enthusiasts, First Nations people and both resource industry and horticultural professionals.

Invasive species affect all British Columbians

Invasive species are plants, animals or other organisms that are not native to BC whose introduction and spread causes harm to the province’s native species or our economy. This harm has a lasting effect on the lives of residents and visitors to the province, in some cases resulting in the eradication of native BC species or costing the economy millions of dollars annually.

Changes needed to slow the spread

The ISCBC relies heavily on the interest and involvement of its volunteer members who are committed to resisting the introduction and spread of invasive species across BC. As a registered charity with a history of more than 10 years, we help coordinate and unite a wide variety of concerned stakeholders in efforts around:

  • Outreach and Education
  • Training
  • Operations
  • Research

ISCBC targets all aspects of invasive species management, working together with our partners to recognize and reduce the negative effects of invasive species. Read about what we have achieved in our first 10 years in action: Celebrating 10 Years in Action (ISCBC 2004-2014)