Reports are coming from Canada and the United States of unrequested packages of seeds turning up in the mail. Unknown seeds could be invasive plants and the packages may contain plant pests. Both can be harmful to Canada's ecosystems and agriculture.
The BC Ministry of Agriculture has released an important bulletin on the Asian giant hornet, reminding residents to be on the lookout this spring and summer.
Invasive Asian clam shells have been identified on a Shuswap Lake beach. Only dead shells have been found and provincial staff have not confirmed the presence of any live individuals. ISCBC enourages water recreationalists to Clean, Drain, Dry their boats and gear to reduce the spread of invasive species and ensure boats and gear are free of aquatic invaders.
Peterborough, ON, June 12, 2019 - The Canadian Council on Invasive Species, along with several key partners are excited to launch a new National Voluntary Code of Conduct for the ornamental horticulture industry. The National Voluntary Code of Conduct supports the Canadian Council on Invasive Species’ Be Plant Wise program. The goal of the Be Plant Wise program is to support and recognize responsible leaders in the horticulture industry who adopt best practices to avoid the introduction of high-risk invasive plants to specific regions.
May 31, 2019; KELOWNA - British Columbia's Invasive Mussel Defence Program is launching into its fifth season of protecting B.C. waterways from invasive zebra and quagga mussels. From now until late October 2019, inspectors with the B.C. Conservation Officer Service (COS) will be at 12 inspection stations throughout the province, educating the public about invasive mussels and checking boats travelling into and through B.C. before they enter the water.
The Invasive Mussel Defence Program (IMDP) is a shared delivery between staff from the B.C. Conservation Office Service (COS) and the Environmental Sustainability & Strategic Policy Division (ESSPD) within the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (ENV). The interim report for the 2018 season has been published.
The Peace River Regional District (PRRD) is putting invasive daisies on notice! These white petalled, yellow-centered daisy flowers are the PRRD’s most wanted invasive plants in 2018! Read more and listen to the invasive daisy jingles.
Local Invasive Species. From fire ants to knotweed - Gail Wallin, executive director of the Invasive Species Council of BC joins Breakfast Television in Vancouver's Riaz Meghji to look at five invasive species having an impact on local ecosystems and explains what you can do about it.
CBC News, Cory Correia, August 15, 2018 - BRITISH COLUMBIA. B.C. lake infested with hundreds of goldfish just months after pets released into wild. Some goldfish in Pinecrest Lake are now as large as 13 centimetres, says invasive species expert. Residents of a small B.C. lakeside community say they're dealing with a goldfish infestation after someone dumped their unwanted pets in the water.
Smithers Interior News, Cassidy Muir, Aug. 23, 2018 - SMITHERS. Fight against invasive species continues on Seymour Lake; Yellow floating heart continues to spread quickly. The recent heat wave in the Bulkley Valley has sent residents flocking to the water to cool off. Anyone who’s found relief at Seymour Lake in Smithers may have noticed a sign warning them about yellow floating heart.