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April 25 Webinar

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May is BC Invasive Species Action Month! learn more »

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June 27 Webinar

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Courses across BC March - May 2018

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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 »

European Fire Ant

A tiny ant with a toxic sting 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 »

Events

Apr 25, 2018 Webinar: Modelling the Damages from a ‘Potential’ Yellow Starthistle Invasion of BC

Join this webinar to learn about Sergey's Tsynkevych year-long modelling study to better understand the potential effects of the Yellow Starthistle (YST or Centaurea solstitialis) invasion on BC’s ranchers

May 1, 2018: Inspiring Gardeners to Grow Native Plants - Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour

Join this webinar, which kicks off BC's Invasive Species Action Month 2018, if you are interested in planting a native plant garden or want to learn how to inspire gardeners to transform their own landscapes to easy-to-care-for, water-conserving, beautiful native plant gardens that attract birds, bees, and butterflies. Kathy Kramer founded and coordinates the Bringing Back the Garden Natives Tour, which will take place in the San Francisco Bay area on Sunday, May 5. This award-winning tour features thirty-seven Alameda and Contra Costa county gardens that are pesticide-free, water conserving, provide habitat for wildlife, and contain 60% or more native plants. 

Highlights of ​​Invasive​ ​Species ​Research​ Conference, Kamloops, BC - June 20 - 22, 2017

The Invasive Species Research Conference, co-hosted by Thompson Rivers University (TRU) and the Invasive Species Council of BC, was held June 20 - 22, 2017 at TRU and featured renowned keynote speakers Dr. Daniel Simberloff and Dr. Anthony Ricciardi; fields trips and both oral and poster sessions on a wide range of invasive species research themes. 

Adopt a Highway Training Sessions in BC - Ongoing

Adopt-A-Highway volunteer groups in BC can complete invasive plant training, and are given the option to hand-pull non-toxic invasive plants along their adopted area, in conjunction with litter pickup activities. The ISCBC supports the provincial roll out of training for Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) groups, thanks to a partnership with the Ministry of Transportation.Timing is fleixble. Contact us for more information.

May 15, 2018 Webinar: BC Government Update on the Invasive Mussel Defence Program

Join this Invasive Species Action Month webinar with Martina Beck to learn about the 2018 BC Invasive Mussel Defence Program prevention activities including watercraft inspection stations, provincial plans for monitoring invasive mussels and reminding boaters and anglers what they can do this summer to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.

May 7, 2018 Webinar: Play Clean Go in Canada

Learn about how the Canadian Council on Invasive Species is helping to protect valuable natural resources while encouraging folks to enjoy the great outdoors through the implementation of the PlayCleanGo campaign. Our objective is to slow the spread of invasive species by changing behaviors at risk of spreading harmful pests living on land. Learn about how to join forces with like-minded organizations and how you can become a partner in implementing this campaign.

May 2018 - What’s in my Back Yard? Photo Contest

Throughout May 2018, during Invasive Species Action Month, we challenge you to enter the "What's in my Back Yard?" Photo Contest. Taking part is simple and you could win up to $350 for your group. Read more!