• fire ants
  • Giant Hogweed
  • big-banner knotweed
  • big banner orange hawkweed

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.

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The ISCMV is holding its 2014 Annual Spring Forum and AGM on April 15th, 2014. We have a great lineup of speakers that promise to surprise you with new information about "old stuff". Check out the flyer/agenda highlights and register online before April 10th.

The ISCMV is hiring for two summer student positions through the Canada Summer Jobs Program. Check out the hiring criteria and postings here!

The ISCMV Alienbusters are booking up fast for the 2014 field season. ISCMV's operational program offers inventory, control and monitoring services to its regional stakeholders. For more information check out our Services Page

Have you seen Giant Hogweed? Before you send us a report, we encourage you to watch this youtube video on Giant Hogweed to make sure you've identified the right suspect!

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