Brochures / Pamphlets / Booklets
Snapshot Brochure of version three of the Grow Me Instead booklet (printable pdf, legal size - 5 MB). This brochure captures a thumbnail image of the 26 most "unwanted" plants described in the Grow Me Instead booklet, matched with recommended alternatives. Full plant descriptions and more detailed resource information are discussed in the full GMI booklet.
Grow Me Instead Booklet 2011 - VERSION 2 (screen quality pdf - 2.8 MB). The second version of Grow Me Instead has expanded to cover the entire province, and include 27 of BC's most 'unwanted' plants in horticulture, as well as five recommended alternatives (non-invasive native or exotic plants) for gardeners and landscapers.
Grow Me Instead Booklet 2009 - VERSION 1 (screen quality pdf - 4 MB). The first version of Grow Me Instead illustrates 13 of southern BC's most 'unwanted' plants in horticulture, along with recommended alternatives (non-invasive native or exotic plants) for gardeners and landscapers. This booklet includes resources and tips to help make informed choices for plant selection.
Snapshot Brochure of version one of the Grow Me Instead Booklet (printable pdf - 2.9 MB). This brochure captures a thumbnail image of the 13 most "unwanted" plants described in the Grow Me Instead booklet, matched with recommended alternatives, as well as voluntary codes of conduct and key contacts. Full plant descriptions and more detailed resource information and links are discussed in the full Grow Me Instead booklet.
Best practices for Managing Invasive Plant on Roadsides (pdf - 5.5 MB), a Pocket Guide for British Columbia’s Maintenance Contractors. Invasive plants are negatively impacting lands across British Columbia (BC). Highway right-of-way are recognized as a major pathway for invasive plant spread, and are often the starting point for infestations found in adjacent pastures, forests and environmentally sensitive areas.
Best Practices a Pocket Guide for British Columbia’s Oil and Gas Workers (pdf - 9.7 MB) This guide explains the best practices for managing and controlling invasive plants along BC pipelines. Intended for oil and gas workers, this pocket guide will assist workers in identifying invasive plants, and the ideal method to dispose of them. The ISCBC would like to thank each of the members of the oil and gas advisory committee for their time and technical expertise.
Best Practices for Managing Invasive Plants on Roadsides: A Pocket Guide for British Columbia's Maintenance Contractors (standard quality pdf - 3.4 MB). This pocket guide for roadside workers explains, with text, diagrams and tables, the best practices for managing invasive plants during maintenance activities. This resource also provides identification and management information about 33 of the most problematic roadside invasive plants in BC.
Best Management Practices for Invasive Plants in Parks and Protected Areas of British Columbia (screen quality pdf - 15 MB). This pocket guide informs BC Parks staff and contractors on best management practices for managing invasive plants in BC Parks and protected areas.
In Your Garden but Be Aware! Horticulture brochure (pdf - 1.4 MB). This brochure questions, "Do you Know What you Grow?" and provides
gardening enthusiasts with information on what invasive plants are, how to identify them, how they are introduced, and actions to help prevent their spread. This brochure also provides profiles of about 20 different invasive plants impacting horticulture in regions across the province.
Youth Activity Book: Invader Rangers! (standard quality pdf - 3.1 MB). This activity book is geared for grades 3-6, and includes
fun activities that involve learning about invasive plants through
coloring, word searches, a crossword, weedy widget, dodecahedron, and more!
Also, download individual activity sheets from this book, as well as supplements on 1) how to be an "Invader Ranger" with 5 actions to help make a stand against invasive plants; and 2) how to help prevent the spread of invasive plants from gardens in the Invader Rangers - Youth School Program section.
Weed Warrior Brochure (pdf - 7.21 MB)
IPCBC Bookmark (pdf - 288 kb)
Horticulture Bookmark Series (pdf - 2.3 MB). These bookmarks profile 13 of southern BC's most "unwanted" invasive plants with color photos and identification information, as well tips to help prevent their spread and methods to report them.
Horticulture Display - 2 table-top versions are available (pdf - 1.5 MB, pdf - 1.9 MB). This display defines what invasive plants are, how they spread through horitculture, facts about invasive plants and gardening, simple ways gardeners can help, as well as some examples of what invasive plants to avoid along with suggested alternatives. This display comes with velcro plant pieces for the quiz section to customize according to regional species of concern.
Aquatics Display - this display is 2 stand-up panels (pdf - 2.7MB) that identify what aquatic invasive plants are, their impacts, methods of spread, and profile photos for 12 of BC's most unwanted aquatic invasive plants.
Invasive Species General Display - this display is 2 stand-up panels (pdf - 2.7MB) that identify what invasive species are, why they are unwanted, ways you can help, and information about the Invasive Species Council.
Displays can be booked for your event through the ISCBC office. PDFs are for preview only, and will not reproduce with quality to actual size.
Gardening Poster for Northern British Columbia (24x36") (printable pdf - 6 MB)
Adult Weed Poster (pdf - 5 MB)
ISCBC Special Events - Speaker Presentations and Posters
2013 Educational Forum
2012 "Shutting Out Invaders" Public Forum and AGM
2011 "Responding to Invasive Species" Research Forum
2011 "Invasion of the Aliens" Public Forum and AGM
2010 "Unique Habitats, Unique Challenges" Public Forum and AGM
2009 "Stop the Spread" Public Forum and AGM
2008 "Invasive Plants in BC: Current Projects and Future Trends" Research Forum
2008 and previous Public Forums & AGMs
NOTE: PDFs are typically screen quality and are for previewing purposes only. To order hard copies of any of these outreach materials, please contact the ISCBC office or visit our Online Store.