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The Invasive Species Council of BC (ISCBC) is a collaborative-based organization committed to reducing the spread and impacts of non-native species within BC.

Working together with a large group of partners, Regional Committees, ISCBC members and government agencies and industry, we succeed in our mission by:

  • Organizing and Uniting Efforts
  • Educating and Informing
  • Researching
  • Training

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Become a member of the Invasive Species Council of BC and help protect healthy landscapes, habitats and communities free from invasive species.

Membership Benefits Include Monthly e-Bulletin, free ISCBC resources, discounts on events and training and more.

Memberships for individuals, youth, non-profit, and business/government.

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Our Programs

Aquatics

Invasive species are threatening BC’s aquatic and riparian ecosystems, such as streams, lakes, and wetlands, and the species that rely on them. They spread alarmingly fast between waterbodies and can create lasting ecological and economic damage.

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Clean Drain Dry

Clean Drain Dry encourages you to 'clean drain dry' all boats and equipment to help reduce the spread of invasive plants and organisms to BC waters.

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Invasive Alien Plant Program (IAPP)

Managed by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, IAPP is a web-based database that stores information on comprehensive invasive plant data in BC. 

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Community Weed Pulls

The Communities Pulling Together program enables volunteer groups to learn about and remove local invasive plants. Participants gain hands-on experience by helping to remove an invasive plant infestation in their community.

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PlantWise

PlantWise is a consumer and industry education program designed to build understanding of the problems caused by invasive species, increasing demand for non-invasive plants, and to support the horticulture industry’s transition to becoming free of invasive species.

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Take Action on Invasives

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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 report it.

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The Latest Blog, News & Events

June 26, 2019 Webinar - Identifying Invasive Wild Pig Distribution across Canada

Introduced to Canada as livestock in the late 1980's wild boar escaped and were released from farms onto the landscape. In a period of 27 years they have expanded their range across Canada and occupy an area of 777,783km2.  Invasive wild pigs pose a significant threat to Canada's ecological and socio-economic systems including but not limited to; loss of biodiversity, soil erosion, water quality degradation, disease transmission, crop damage, and human health and safety concerns. Rapid, aggressive management and control of this invasive species in Canada is required. Learn the latest about Canada's wild pig distribution research from Ruth Aschim, PhD candidate at the University of Saskatchewan who led the research published May 10, 2019 in Nature Scientific Reports.

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May 31, 2019 - Invasive Mussel Defence Program launches new season

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.

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Spread the word: Invasive Species Action Month

May 1, 2019 - VICTORIA. Giant hogweed. Death cap mushrooms. Zebra mussels. These are just some of the species that are not supposed to be in British Columbia. The B.C. government has proclaimed May 2019 as Invasive Species Action Month to raise public awareness of invasive species. Invasive species are plants or animals that are not native to the province or are found outside of their natural distribution areas. These organisms can disrupt habitat, displace native species and negatively impact the environment and economy.

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New board executive presses forward with strong agenda for ISCBC

(February 26, 2019 – Williams Lake, BC) The Invasive Species Council of BC (ISCBC) has appointed its new Board for the coming year, and is pleased to have David Bennett, Director of Communications and External Relations for FortisBC, serving as the new Chair of the Board. Outgoing Chair Brian Heise of Thompson Rivers University looks forward to working closely with the organization during Bennett’s term as Chair.

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WeedsBMP App for Forage and Livestock Producers Now Available

A new smartphone app has been released that is designed specifically for livestock and forage producers in BC. The Best Management Practices for Livestock and Forage Producers app (WeedsBMP app) is based on the ‘Guide to Weeds in BC’ and includes updated information on 95 invasive plant species directly relevant to forage and livestock production. The WeedsBMP app offers in depth information and imagery for identification as well as various ways in which to manage each species, including sources and contacts for more information.

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Peace River Regional District puts invasive daisies on notice

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.

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Telephone: 250-305-1003 or 1-888-933-3722
Fax: 778-412-2248

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