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Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver

The Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver 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. 

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


Invasives Coming to a Bathroom Near You?

wanted invasive plantAs part of our residency at the Adanac Fieldhouse, we have been working to engage the surrounding community to share the story about local invaders.  Our suite takes up one third of the building and public washrooms and storage take up the remainder.  While we have signage up outside our suite, we don't get many visitors. Outside our windows, however, we do see a steady stream of people throughout the day visiting the washrooms facilities - local residents, families using the playground, joggers, dog walkers, seniors, gardeners, soccer players, city staff and lots of couriers and truck drivers.

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Find the Alienbusting team in your region and meet BC's most wanted Alien Invaders at

Alienbusters capture

Do you have knotweed on your property and want to know what to do about it? Check out our Knot on My Property resources. Videos and printed materials will help you plan your treatment strategy.