Technical Reports

Zebra and Quagga Mussel Workshop Summary (pdf - 3.1 MB) The Zebra and Quagga Mussel Workshop, held in Kelowna on October 19th, 2012, brought together governments, industry, community organizations and interested public to share information and identify critical actions. Hosted by the ISC and the provincial government, the workshop provided an overview of the biology of both invasive mussels and the high susceptibility of much of BC to their survival.

European Fire Ant in BC: 2012 Field Results and Planning Forward Workshop Results (pdf - 1 MB). A workshop was held in Richmond BC, bringing together federal, provincial and local governments as well as non-profit organizations to manage the presence of EFA in BC. The overall outcomes of the workshop include an agreement to work together as management and research continues to move forward, to share knowledge and expertise and a commitment to provide collaborative education for the BC public.  

Local Govt Report 2013 coverLocal Government Meeting Report (January 2013; pdf - 2.2 MB). Local government representatives from across the province met to engage in a meeting that focused on key issues such as Fire Ants, Knotweed, and Disposal. The future of local government collaboration was discussed, and an action plan was developed to ensure that communication continues throughout the year.


Strategy coverInvasive Species Strategy for British Columbia (pdf - 1.6 MB; pdf - 7.1 MB). The Strategy is a five-year guiding document that will enhance the coordination of invasive species management in British Columbia. The ISCBC acts as secretariat for the Strategy, which is based on the input of over 100 contributors from a range of agencies, organizations, and businesses, along with other concerned British Columbians. It was funded by Environment Canada through the Invasive Alien Species Partnership Program, and the Investment Agriculture Foundation of B.C. 

Report18 2012ForumSumReport No. 18: "Shutting Out Invaders" Public Forum & AGM Summary (pdf 1.8 MB). This document summarizes speaker abstracts and profiles, posters, evaluation results of the forum, as well as information on the post-forum workshop.


Report17 Research-ForumReport No. 17: "Responding to Invasive Species" Research Forum Report (pdf - 4.5 MB). This document summarizes the oral and poster presentations, as well as research priorities identified for BC and recommendations for future research forums.



Report16 Govt-Workshop-SumReport No. 16: 'Making it Work...Locally' Government Workshop Summary (pdf - 5.2 MB). This report summarizes key messages of the 'Making it Work...Locally' workshop that followed proceedings of the IPCBC Public Forum in 2011. This workshop brought together local governments from across BC, along with others representing associated interest groups. Speakers and participants discusses key components of local invaive plant programs: management models; stewardship and outreach initiatives; disposal approaches; and regulations and bylaws. This report summarizes speaker presentations, participant comments, and discussion period questions and answers for each session. 

Aboriginal-ToolkitReport No. 15: Aboriginal Toolkit (pdf 6.7MB or pdf 1.9MB)The Aboriginal Toolkit provides a valuable resource for Aboriginal communities who would like to be involved in invasive plant management, and provides information, guidance, and builds linkages that create awareness across key agencies, including government agencies, industry, Aboriginal, and non-native communities.

This toolkit is intended to be useful for Aboriginal communities who do not yet have a noxious weed or invasive plant program, as well as those who would like to expand their current program and respond with Pest Management Plans. 

Local-Govt-ToolkitReport No. 14: Local Government Toolkit for Invasive Plant Management (pdf 1.7 MB screen or pdf 7.2 MB medium resolution).

The Government Toolkit is designed to assist municipalities in determining what type of invasive management program to form.  The toolkit lists the top 10 reasons why municipalities and regional district should get involved. It also highlights extensive research around legislative measures, example bylaws and non-regulative solutions. The toolkit lists several examples of provincial programs currently at work and provides an extensive reference list for further information. The toolkit is valuable for municipalities and regional districts as they improve existing services or incorporate invasive management programs.

Extracted Handouts:
Best Management Practices (pdf - 56 kb)

Definitions (pdf - 52 kb)
Keys to Success (pdf - 60 kb)
Local Government Bylaw Flow Chart (pdf - 948 kb)
Table 1: Agencies Working on Invasive Plant Management (pdf - 60 kb)
Table 2: Steps in Invasive Plant Management (pdf - 68 kb)
Table 4: Enabling Legislation (pdf - 48 kb)

Report No. 13Unique Habitats, Unique Challenges, 2010 IPCBC Public Forum Summary (pdf - 2.9 MB)

Report No. 12: Economic Impacts of Invasive Plants in British Columbia
Summary (pdf - 3.9 MB)
Full Report (pdf - 1.5 MB) 

Report No. 11: A Road Map for Invasive Plant Research in BC: Where do we go from here? 
Summary (pdf - 352 kb)
Full Report (pdf - 4.1 MB)

Report No. 10: 2009 Workshop: Ecological Restoration and Invasive Plant Management, Solutions for a Changing Climate (pdf - 1.4 MB)

Report No. 8: 2008 Research Forum Summary: "Invasive Plant Research in BC: Current Projects and Future Trends" (pdf - 2.2 MB) 

Report No. 7: 2008 AGM & Forum Summary (pdf -  3.06 MB)

Report No. 6: 2006 Economic Impacts Baseline Reports (pdf - 6.18 MB) 

Report No. 5: Summary of a Workshop on Funding Options for Invasive Plant Management (pdf - 1.41 MB) 

Report No. 4: Minimizing the Impacts of Invasive Plants in Horticulture (pdf - 1.09 MB) 

Report No. 3: A Legislative Guidebook to Invasive Plant Management in British Columbia. (pdf - 2.37 MB) 

Report No. 2: Economic Impacts Report (pdf - 1.07 MB)

Report No. 1: 3rd Annual Forum and Annual General Meeting, January 23-24, 2007 (pdf - 1 MB)  

Summary of Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) and Galerucella calmariensis in the Fraser Valley
Summary (pdf - 508 kb) 
Full Report (pdf - 2.3 MB)

Annual Reports

Annual Report 2013 coverAnnual Report 2013 (pdf -3 MB) 
Annual Report 2012
(pdf - 5.8 MB)
Annual Report 2011 (pdf - 2.4 MB) 
Annual Report 2010 (pdf - 2.4 MB)
Annual Report 2009 (pdf - 2.3 MB)
Annual Report 2008 (pdf - 2 MB)
Annual Report 2007 (pdf - 927 kb)
Annual Report 2006 (pdf - 2.30 MB)

In Your Words...

  • “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

  • “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

  • "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

  • “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

  • “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

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