Invasive Species and Forestry

Invasive Species and Forestry: Tools and Resources for Preventing the Spread in B.C.

An Online Training Course for Forestry Practitioners


This training course is for forestry practitioners and professionals and contains information on invasive species characteristics, impacts, and vectors, priority lists of invasive species across BC, reporting methods and best management practices (BMP’s) for preventing their spread. The course goal is to support healthier forests resulting from educated forest practitioners who possess the knowledge and tools to prevent the spread of invasive species.

Funding for the course was provided by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, the BC Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, and the SFI Western Canada Implementation Committee. The ISCBC offers an in-person invasive species workshop for forest practitioners as well. The guidebook, “Best Practices for Preventing the Spread of Invasive Plants during Forest Management Activities” forms the basis for the online course and in-person workshop, including the addition of forest insect and disease pests. Working with our partners, this project will eventually be scalable and applicable across Canada and the United States.

Before You Begin:

Download the BMP Guide (Forestry BMP Guide) as well as the Report-Invasives phone app to use in completing the course activities. The online course will take approximately one hour to complete, and you can stop and return to your spot if necessary. You can also return to the course at any time if you want to review or complete a section.

Please use speakers or headphones as audio is included and disable pop-ups for the best user experience.

To request a certificate of completion please contact

Thank you for your interest in invasive species prevention!

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