Invasive Plant Council of BC to host International Research Forum

IPCBC News Release, Oct. 23, 2008: WILLIAMS LAKE—The Invasive Plant Council of British Columbia (IPCBC), a grassroots, non-profit society working collaboratively to build cooperation and coordination of invasive plant management in British Columbia, is hosting an international research forum on Oct. 29th – 30th at the Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond.

“Invasive Plant Research in British Columbia: Current Projects and Future Trends” has more than 100 participants expected! The intent of this forum is to provide a venue for invasive plant managers in BC and across borders to discuss (1) research that is currently underway in, and for, the Province and the Pacific Northwest (PNW), (2) research that is required to inform successful invasive plant management in BC, and (3) next steps for invasive plant research in BC.

Speakers from around the globe will discuss research related to new approaches to invasive plant management, biological control, and economic impacts. A number of research projects specific to BC will also be featured. For more information on the forum visit

The IPCBC has experienced phenomenal growth since its inception in 2004. Membership as grown to almost 1000 individuals and 300 organizations! Membership is free and open to anyone willing to work collaboratively to respond to the growing threat of invasive plants in BC. Find out more at

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