Japanese beetle is in Vancouver

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June 27 Webinar

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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 »

European Fire Ant

A tiny ant with a toxic sting 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 »

Training

ISCBC is pleased to offer the following invasive species related training courses. Click through to read more.

BC Parks Online Training

Invasive Species in BC is an online course for BC Parks staff, volunteers and contractors. Note: This course was updated in 2016 to include several new sections on vectors of spread, policies and regulations, and key actions to take.

Introduction to Invasive Species

Introduction to Invasive Species Training This one-day course is designed for concerned citizens and natural resources workers across BC. The goal of the workshop is to learn how to identify key invasive species, understand their economic and environmental impacts, and learn ways to manage them and prevent further introduction and spread. Current Introduction to Invasive Species Training Courses There are currently no PAC courses scheduled. Contact Coleen to inquire about Introduction to Invasive Species Training courses.

Pesticide Applicator Courses

There is a current shortage of certified pesticide applicators across the province. The Invasive Species Council of BC offers the required training to obtain Industrial Vegetation and Noxious Weed Applicator Certification. This 3 day long training course has been created to ensure participants receive the necessary information to successfully obtain their pesticide applicators certificate as well as help them become more employable in the field of invasive plant management. Participants that attend this course will learn to properly and safely manage weeds on industrial land, roads, power lines, railways and pipeline right-of-ways including control of weeds designated as noxious on private...learn more

Real Estate and Land Use

Working in partnership with the British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects with funding from the Real Estate Foundation of BC, we have developed online training for real estate professionals, landscape architects, and land developers.