Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver
The Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver, formerly the Greater Vancouver Invasive Plant Council, is a non profit society that is working to improve the way we manage invasive species in the Metro Vancouver region. There are many biological invaders in our region that threaten the environment, economy and public safety. The purpose of this site is to provide you with information about invasive species, specific species of interest in our region, control methods, ISCMV's services and to keep you updated on invasive species activities in the region.
The ISCMV will be hosting the second Stakeholder Session for the development of the Regional Invasive Species Strategy for Metro Vancouver on December 3rd at Surrey Central Library. To get more informaiton and to register, please click here.
We had an excellent first Stakeholder's Session for the development of the Regional Invasive Species Strategy for Metro Vancouver last week! Thank you to all that contributed in person and special thanks to Avril Orloff, the graphic facilitator that so beautifully depicted the incredible collaborative work that occurred throughout the day! Be sure to check out the time lapse video of how it all came to be!
While we are currently out fighting the good fight against invasive species this field season, you can check out how much we accomplished in 2012! Our 2012 Annual Report is full of our control and outreach statistics as well as suggestions on how you can get involved and help us out through participation on one of our committees.
What does ISCMV do?
- Raises the profile of invasive species
- Provides education to the public and land managers on invasive species
- Provides land managers assistance with planning invasive species management
- Conducts on-the-ground management of invasive plants (inventory and control)
- Conducts research activities pertaining to invasive species management
- Provides regional direction on invasive species management