Android app on Google Play Available on the App Store Invasive Species Council of British Columbia logo

Ask us

We'd love to hear from you. If you have any questions or concerns, let us know!

learn more

Donate Today

Your donations will help support healthy communities in BC! Join a growing community of supporters who care

learn more

Get Involved

Find out what you can do to make a measurable difference in your community

learn more

Become a Member

Enjoy the opportunity to network with others who take an active interest in invasive species management in BC. Join us today!

learn more

Commit to be PlantWise

Help to reducing the damage created by invasive species in British Columbia. Climb on board with the ISCBC and commit to becoming PlantWise!

learn more

What Can You Do?

Take these actions to help prevent the establishment of invasive plants in BC:

  • Replace invasive plants and/or select non-invasive exotic or native plants - Select the right plant for the right place
  • Be suspicious of exotic plants promoted as “fast spreaders” or “vigorous self-seeders” as these are often invasive plants
  • Check reliable sources: 1) and; 2) contact your local nursery/PlantWise Partner; or 3) Regional Committee
  • Use wildflower seed mixes with caution, as many often contain invasive plant seeds
  • Trade only non-invasive plants and seeds
  • Encourage local botanical gardens, nurseries, and gardening clubs to promote, display, or sell only non-invasive plants.
  • Control invasive plants appropriately (ie. hand-pulling, digging, cutting, and mowing). See ISCBC TIPS factsheets for recommended, species-specific control methods
  • Deadhead (clip off) flowers, seed pods, and berries of known invasive plants to prevent reproduction through seeds
  • Dispose of invasive plant parts and seeds responsibly (i.e. bag and landfill or incinerate). Never compost. Contact your regional district or landfill for local programs 

A provincial initiative coordinated by ISCBC


Gardeners: Commit to be PlantWise
Help Spread the Word: Become a PlantWise Ambassador
Industry: Become a PlantWise Industry Partner
Report Invasive Plants

Get Involved


Let Plantwise Industry Partners help you choose and purchase only non-invasive plants to suit your needs. Find one near you!

View Partners Become an Industry Partner