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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 »


The Invasive Species Council of BC can provide expert information about invasive species and their management in BC. We can help you locate:

  • spokespeople and experts in many fields related to invasive species
  • background resources
  • photos and some video of invasive species causing concern in BC. 

Contact us to be pointed directly to the resources you need for your research or story, or for any other questions. 

Media Contact:
Gail Wallin
Executive Director, ISCBC

Our website also offers a wide range of resources available, including a news release archive, and an extensive photo gallery of images on invasive species causing concern in BC. Please scroll through the gallery and contact the communications coordinator if you would like a high-resolution image or to ask about other images available. 

We also have many publications and reports under our Resources section that may assist you with reliable information. See links below for our feature article archive, or peruse some invasive species-related videosradio, and music

The Invasive Species Council of BC (ISCBC) is working to minimize the negative ecological, social, and economic impacts caused by the introduction, establishment, and spread of invasive species. Their goals are to: educate the public and professionals about invasive species and their risks to ecosystems and economies through activities such as workshops, seminars and newsletters; coordinate research relating to invasive species and make this available to the public; and undertake and support actions that improve the health of BC’s natural ecosystems.