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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 »

News from ISCBC

Stay informed with ISC news releases and announcements.

Public is warned not to invite an invasion into BC gardens

June 20, 2018 – Williams Lake. With the warm weather favouring BC’s backyard gardeners and water garden enthusiasts, the Invasive Species Council of BC is reminding the public to be careful when selecting plants and animals for their ponds and gardens.

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Middle school class wins BC’s Invasive Species Action Month photo contest

June 11, 2018 – Williams Lake. With more than 160 entries, Pitt River Middle School’s grade 8 class has won the provincial challenge to post the most photos of invasive species found in their backyard in a contest from the Invasive Species Council of BC for Invasive Species Action Month in May.

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Williams Lake residents inspire change in their city as part of 100In1Day Canada

May 25, 2018, WILLIAMS LAKE, BRITISH COLUMBIA - On June 2, 2018, Williams Lake joins residents across the country in transforming their city through hundreds of positive actions that inspire movement and connection in their neighbourhood. 100In1Day Canada is part of a growing global movement that is changing how people interact with their communities, providing residents with a platform to showcase their ideas aimed to spark change in their cities. This year, 100In1Day Williams Lake is led by the Invasive Species Council of British Columbia (ISCBC) and powered by Future Cities Canada.

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Public help called for to prevent spread of Japanese beetle that could damage gardens, lawns

Invasive Species Council of BC, May 24, 2018 – Vancouver, BC. To prevent the spread of invasive Japanese beetles in British Columbia, the Invasive Species Council of BC (ISCBC) is calling on the public to be on alert for the beetles and to support eradication efforts currently underway in Vancouver. 

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Renewed focus on invasive species by government, partners

Invasive Species Council of British Columbia and Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development; VICTORIA; Tuesday, May 1, 2018 8:15 AM - Renewed focus on invasive species by government, partners. The Government of British Columbia and the Invasive Species Council of B.C. have renewed their commitment to effectively manage invasive species in the province, with an updated five-year strategic plan and the proclamation of May 2018 as Invasive Species Action Month. 

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INVASIVES 2018 Highlights and Presentations Available Online

March 15, 2018 - Williams Lake. The INVASIVES 2018 Forum & AGM was held in Richmond, BC February 6 - 8, 2018. This year's event was a huge success.

The INVASIVES 2018 Forum & AGM drew over 175 attendees and presenters from across Canada, the US and the UK. The attendees came from diverse backgrounds, including practitioners, land managers, stewardship groups, invasive species researchers, First Nations leaders, local, provincial and federal government - all with a common interest in invasive species.

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Watch the Winning 2017 BC Invasives Short Videos!

The 2017 BC Invasives Short Video Contest invited residents of BC to enter their own short video about invasive species. All entries had to be under 2 minutes in length and the winners were decided by online public voting. Watch the two winning videos from the 2017 BC Invasives Short Video Contest.

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New youth education resources launched!

May 11, 2017 - Williams Lake, BC. To coincide with Invasive Species Action Month, ISCBC has launched a variety of fun, new youth resources. Have fun and educate your class, youth group·or family at the same time!

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