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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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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

The Clean Drain Dry program empowers you to help reduce the spread of invasive plants and organisms to BC waters by following the 'clean drain dry' procedure on all watercraft and equipment.

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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

WIMBY Youth Photo Contest

During Invasive Species Action Month 2020, we challenge you to enter the "What's in My Back Yard?" (WIMBY) Photo Contest. Taking part is simple and you could win up to $350 in gift certificates for your family, youth group, or class. The contest runs through the month of May until the closing date May 31, 2020.

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Literature Review Request for Proposals

ISCBC is seeking an individual or organization in academia, research or consulting to perform a review of the scientific literature and draft a detailed review document summarizing the impacts of invasive species on species at risk in British Columbia. The proposal award will be made to a qualified and responsible individual or firm based on their background, expertise, value and professional capability.

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Website Design Request for Proposals - Updated

ISCBC is accepting proposals from vendors to redesign ISCBC’s main website including providing recommendations on ISCBC’s existing family of websites. The deadline to respond is May 15, 2020.

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Call for Youth to Help Protect BC’s Lakes and Rivers - Extended

Do you care about your favorite swimming or boating lake? BC’s lakes and rivers are at risk from the threat of invasive species and the Invasive Species Council of BC (ISCBC) is looking for a passionate voice from BC’s youth to help raise awareness. ISCBC’s first Aquatic Youth Ambassador will star in a video to air on television and social media later this year. Apply by the extended deadline May 15, 2020!

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Celebrating Leaders in Invasive Species Prevention and Management

The Invasive Species Council of BC would like to congratulate the 2020 Together in Action Award recipients, presented at INVASIVES 2020, ISCBC’s 15th Annual Forum and AGM.

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ISCBC’s NAISMA 2019 Conference Presentations Now Available

Earlier this fall, the North America Invasive Species Management Association collaborated with the New York Invasive Species Research Institute, Cornell a renowned leader in invasive species research and outreach, in hosting the 2019 North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA) Annual Conference.

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