The Invasive Species Council of BC (ISCBC) is a collaborative-based organization committed to reducing the spread and impacts of invasive 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:

1. Organizing and uniting efforts

We know our goal of minimizing the spread and impact of invasive species is an ambitious one. Which is why we’re a membership-based organization that goes out of its way to engage with our partners, funders and a diverse group of industry stakeholders. There are several ways we ensure that diverse opinions are heard including:

  • Board of directors and committees 
  • Partners 
  • Funders 

2. Educating and informing

We take every opportunity we can to illustrate the consequences and negative impacts of invasive species to people and organizations across BC, using a variety of resources and programs such as PlantWise and Clean Drain Dry.

3. Researching

By helping coordinate research and share the findings through Research Conferences and live webinars, we’re helping key people up-to-date on the latest information.

4. Training

We offer training programs with different levels of detail around identification, reporting, inventory and management of invasive species for both public and private organizations.

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“This is a crucial time for invasive species management in British Columbia, as we work with legislators, industry and community groups to find solutions to urgent problems. We face some immediate threats that require quick intervention, like the spread of invasive plants such as Japanese Knotweed, invasive creatures like European Fire Ants and aquatic invasive species like Zebra Mussels. Direct, collaborative and quick actions are needed to keep these invasives from causing extreme damage to BC’s environment and our economy.”
— Gail Wallin, Executive Director, ISCBC