12 years of protecting local ecosystems

Planting invasive plants in your yard, releasing your unwanted pet, or forgetting to Clean Drain & Dry your boat can introduce invasive species.

Learn about how you can help stop the spread.

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Invasive species are the second most significant threat to biodiversity, after habitat loss.

-World Conservation Union

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The SSISC Outreach team has been busy! Learn about our latest education and outreach programs by clicking on the images below.

Achievements for 2021 include:

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Invasive Plant Sites Surveyed

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Invasive Plant Sites Showing Zero Regrowth

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Upcoming Event: Invasives 2023, ISCBC’s Forum and AGM

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INVASIVES 2023, February 28 – March 2, 2023

The Invasive Species Council of BC 2023 Forum will serve invasive species practitioners over two and a half days of informative, dynamic sessions held in person in New Westminster, BC.

The goal is to empower participants with practical, cutting-edge information, to inspire them with powerful examples of collaboration, and to leave them with optimism, reminding them of the great difference their work is making in protecting BC’s rich and biodiverse landscapes and waterways.

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Our outreach programs

Early Detection is Key!

Once invasive species have become well established in the region, it is difficult to eradicate them and reverse the impacts they have had on our local ecosystems, the economy, and human health. Preventing their establishment in the first place is the most efficient and effective way to manage new invasive species. Early Detection and Rapid Response is the proactive approach that prevents establishment of species through risk assessment, verification, containment, and eradication. SSISC actively collaborates with partners and the public to detect and eradicate invasive species before they spread beyond control. The species on the right are some of our success stories!

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Sites with Scotch Thistle Under Control
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