Regional Committees of BC

The management of invasive species continues to improve, thanks to the dedication, passion, and hard work of the 13 independent, Regional Committees in BC. 

Each committee looks after invasive species in a specific region. Committee activities vary from on-the-ground management of invasive plants and/or species, community outreach and stewardship events, and working with the public, government, and stakeholders to achieve their unique missions and objectives.

The ISC works closely with regional committees to jointly deliver on a diverse range of projects, special programs, and on-the-ground activities. 


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Regional Committees during the summer field tour in Fort St. John, July 2013. Photo: Elaine Armagost

An interactive map of BC and printable PDF map is available to put you in contact with a Regional Committee near you. There are great folks on these teams who can provide helpful information and resources, and they are always seeking volunteers to help combat invasive plants and species. If you don’t mind having fun, wearing out some gloves, and seeing results for your efforts, then we want to hear from you—you’d be surprised how much you can help!

We encourage you to join others who are making a difference by learning simple prevention habits. It’s amazing how the small things we do or don’t do can change our landscape, right outside our own doors!

Together is better – join the ISC and your Regional Committee today! Learn more about ways you can help

In Your Words...

  • "We had a great hike at Kenna Cartwright Park. The kids built a snowman and we all enjoyed the views. The outreach worker showed us some plants that don't belong in the park, gave us info about them and what to do about them, and gave us all some cool gifts from the Invasive Plant Council. Thank you!"

    Susan Hammond, Kamloops Young Naturalist Club

  • “Our crew has finished their work at Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site and Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. I want to thank you, on behalf of Parks Canada, for providing the crew to us. They were well-trained and got a lot of important restoration work done in our nationally-important heritage areas.”

    Brian Reader, Species at Risk Manager, Parks Canada

  • “I am impressed with the coverage of the GIS mapping data now available. I will be developing an Invasive Species Management Plan for Pacific Spirit over the next several years and these maps will help as a coarse indication of current conditions, and in guiding initial inventory and monitoring efforts.”

    Markus Merkens, Pacific Spirit Park area manager, Metro Vancouver

  • “Working with the Hot Spots crew in Saanich in 2010, we practiced different methods to treat knotweed with glyphosate using the injection gun on several sites. With these skills I was able to implement Saanich's first knotweed eradication pesticide treatment program for private properties.”

    Donna Wong, Environmental Stewardship Officer, District of Saanich

  • “Thank you for orchestrating access to the Hot Spots crew for GINPR.  This crew allowed us to move the restoration project on Princess Margaret ahead by months if not by years.”

    Wayne Bourque, Superintendent of Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, Parks Canada

  • “Parks Canada and Canadians have benefited from the partnership to have on-the-ground Hot Spots crews, and we would be happy to work with a crew in the future at one of our many national parks and national historic sites that are in need of invasive plant management.”

    Brian Reader, Species at Risk Manager, Parks Canada

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