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GMI-Brochure-2013 CoverSnapshotGrow Me Instead Booklet (screen quality pdf - 2MB)The Grow Me Instead booklet includes 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 Snapshot Brochure (pdf - 5 MB). This brochure captures a thumbnail image of the 27 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.

Forestry-BMP-coverBest Practices for Preventing the Spread of Invasive Plants during Forest Management Activities (screen quality pdf - 6 MB). This pocket guide discusses the best management practices that forest managers and field workers can apply to help limit the spread of invasive plants to forests, sensitive areas, and along resource roads and work sites during forestry activities. 


wr guide_2013_final_cover3Best Practices for Managing Invasive Plants on Roadsides (pdf - 5.5 MB). This pocket guide (for maintenance contractors) explains the best practices for managing invasive plants during maintenance activities along roadsides. The guide also provides identification and management information for 33 of the most problematic roadside invasive plants in 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.

OG GuideBest Practices a Pocket Guide for British Columbia’s Oil and Gas Workers (pdf - 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.

BCParks-PocketguideBest 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.  


HORT-BrochureIn 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_BookYouth 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.

Teacher Guide coverInvasives in the Classroom: A Practical Teacher's Guide for Intermediate LevelsThis guide offers a great selection of learning units, background information, videos, and activities to teach students about invasive species. The learning units are designed to compliment the Grade 4 Life Sciences Integrated Resource Plans for BC.



Bookmarks setHorticulture 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.



Hort DisplayHorticulture 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.

IPC-Display2011Aquatics DisplayAquatics 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 BC (24x36") (printable pdf - 6 MB)
Adult Weed Poster
 (pdf - 5 MB)

Save-the-Date-Forum webISCBC Special Events

Invasives 2014: ISCBC Public Forum & AGM

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. 

In Your Words...

  • “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

  • “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

  • “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

  • "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

  • “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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