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Japanese beetle is in Vancouver

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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 »

Updates from ISCBC’s Special Members Meeting Nov 2016

ISCBC held a Special Members Meeting on November 24th, 2016. At this meeting, new bylaws were approved with unanimous support. Key parts in the bylaws include changes to membership, Board structure and Director Nomination.


Membership will now be for a specific term that could be one year or up to five years. As a member, your term of membership will be extended through 2017 for a one year term. The Council will be determining the future length of term for members prior to the Annual General Meeting in February 2018.

Board Structure

Based on both the bylaws and approved policy, the board structure is now organized around three chambers (government, business/industry and community) with specific interests identified within each chamber. The current Board has been restructured to align with the new approved structure, which is noted on the attached Director Nomination Form. In addition, the Board members which are up for election and are planning on standing for re-election, have been shown as aligned with the new structure.  Currently, there are 3 director positions open in each of the 3 Chambers which can relate to any of the interests in that Chamber.

Director Nomination

Based on the new bylaws, all nominations must be received in advance of the Annual General Meeting as there will be no nominations at that time.  Elections will be held at INVASIVES 2017 - ISCBC's Annual Forum AGM where there are more nominations than available Director seats. Please ensure that nominations are submitted by January 19, 2017.

Download the Director Nomination Form