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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

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Purple Loosestrife

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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 »

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 www.invasiveplantcouncilbc.ca.

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 www.invasiveplantcouncilbc.ca.

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