Early detection is critical to stopping the spread of invasive species. You can help detect and locate new infestations of invasive species, particularly those capable of significant environmental or economic harm. If you see a plant that looks ‘out of place’ or a creature you don’t recognize and have concerns about, we encourage you to contact us or your Regional Committee. Here are several reporting options:
- Call ISCBC at 1-888-933-3722 – we can link you with your Regional Committee;
- Take a photo and email us at email@example.com;
- Report-A-Weed - The Province's Report-a-Weed-wizard takes you through 3 easy steps to report a suspected new sighting of an invasive plant species in BC. You can also report a weed using the smartphone app for iPhone or Android.
- Report an Invasive Animal Species to the BC Inter-Ministry Invasive Species Working Group (IMISWG). All submissions will be directed to the provincial specialist for the respective species.
- Join the Spotters’ Network to learn about how to spot and report invasives; and/or
- Enter information and provide images of invasive plants to Eflora
- Join the Invasive Alien Plant Program (IAPP)
- Report ALL sightings of invasive mussels to the B.C. Conservation Officer Service (RAPP): 1-877-952-7277
Invasive species tend to pop up in areas that we frequent – like dog walking trails and local parks, or along roadsides and in ditches. Basically anywhere we go – they might come too, so taking extra precautions and reporting what you see, is a great way to help – so thank you for taking that step!