Invasive Species Council of British Columbia

Invasive Species Strategy for BC

Developing the 2023 – 2027 Invasive Species Strategy for BC

British Columbia’s diverse ecosystems create a multitude of environments for invasive species. The establishment and spread of invasive species in BC have been a growing concern due to their impact on the environment, society, and economy.

A call for improved coordination in 2002 led to the first Invasive Plant Strategy for BC. This Strategy identified shared priorities and recommendations to guide the work of governments, non-government organizations, and businesses. In 2012, this was updated and expanded to an Invasive Species Strategy for BC with a second strategy published in 2018. The newest update, the Invasive Species Strategy for BC 2023-2027, is nearing completion. From February – April 2023, we obtained extensive feedback through surveys and workshops to support this process. Development has continued throughout the year, guided by a diverse oversight committee.

We now invite you to review the draft Invasive Species Strategy for BC 2023-2027!

Anyone living in British Columbia is welcome to review the latest Strategy draft and provide feedback. The open comment period will be open for one month, meaning all feedback must be received by December 22nd, 2023. If you are interested in supporting this process, please follow these steps:

  1. Review: Follow this link to review the Strategy Draft.
  2. Record Your Feedback: Download a copy of the Strategy Review Template and enter your feedback into the correlating boxes.
  3. Submit Your Feedback: Send a copy of your completed Strategy Review Template to

We greatly appreciate your feedback! Input and feedback from people across BC is essential to help ensure the 2023-2027 Invasive Species Strategy for BC is strong, meaningful and applicable to everyone in the province. Thank you to all those who have supported this process to date.

We look forward to the upcoming release of the new Invasive Species Strategy for BC! Sign up for our newsletter, or keep an eye on our social media channels for important updates.

Reference Resources

Review past strategies and reports on progress towards strategies.


For questions or comments, please contact:

Nicholas Wong PhD, RPBio

Manager, Science and Research

(604) 716-7544

We wish to acknowledge, with appreciation, the support of the Province of BC and the advisors guiding the development of this strategy: Martina Beck, BC Ministry of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship; Nicci Bergunder, Indigenous Relations Defence Construction Canada; Val Miller, BC Ministry of Forests; Crystal Chadburn, BC Ministry of Forests; ​Mike Dedels, Grasslands Conservation Council of BC; ​David Ensing, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; ​Grahame Gielens, BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure; ​Daris Gillis, Peace River Regional District; ​Clare Greenberg, Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council