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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 »

Real Estate and Land Use


Working in partnership with the British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects (BCSLA) with financial support from the Real Estate Foundation of BC (REFBC), the Invasive Species Council of BC (ISCBC) has developed a free interactive e-learning resource for real estate professionals, professional landscape architects, land developers and other land use disciplines. The aims of this training are to expand the knowledge and understanding of invasive species and their impacts, so professionals can provide their clients with useful information and educated advice.

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify existing or prospective issues with invasive species on properties
  • Identify some species of concern in BC, learn the impacts and risks associated with them
  • Assist their clients by informing them of the risks, their land-owner responsibilities and advice towards the next steps on their impacted properties
  • Identify where to gather further information and resources

Allow approximately 30 minutes to complete the course. Please use speakers or headphones as audio is included and disable pop-ups for the best user experience.

To watch the recorded webinar providing an overview of Invasive Species e-learning for Real Estate and Land Use Professionals click here.

To request a certificate of completion please contact Ally.

To continue to the e-learning program, please complete the form below.

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