Services and Membership
ISCMV offers land managers educational, technical and operational services for invasive species management. Our specialized programs are helping to keep our region safe from biological invaders while making invasive species management easier for our partners.
ISCMV offers different invasive species presentations for public groups such as garden clubs and recreation groups. Presentations cover the basics of invasive plants and animals and what the consequences of them are to our economy, environment and public safety. Presentations can be tailored to meet the knowledge level and interests of the group. Workshops are typically 1-1.5 hours.
Staff Training Workshops
ISCMV offers invasive plant training sessions for staff of land managers throughout the Metro Vancouver region. ISCMV can provide staff with general invasive plant information and help them to be able to identify invasive plant species of regional concern. Depending on staff-type (i.e. contractors, parks, engineering, decision-makers), ISCMV can tailor a training session to meet your needs. This can include plant-specific control techniques and best management practices for activities such as roadside maintenance, mowing etc. Workshops are typically 2.5 hours and can be longer to include a field component.
Check out ISCMV's new Weeds In Mind Maintenance (WIMM) workshop for Parks and Roadside Maintenance Staff and Contractors. Prevention is the cheapest control method. This workshop is a great investment and important first step for any invasive plant control program.
Want to know where the weeds are? Concerned about a sensitive habitat? ISCMV is available to conduct inventory activities for land managers within Metro Vancouver. Inventory contracts include data input into the Invasive Alien Plant Program Data Base and maps and mapping files you can integrate into your own GIS system.
Let us at 'em! ISCMV offers crews to conduct both mechanical and chemical invasive species control work for regional land managers. Our specialties are knotweed, Giant Hogweed and selective herbicide control methods. Control contracts can include sign placement, control work, a report including follow up treatment/monitoring lists, data input into IAPP, maps of treatment sites and mapping files you can integrate into your own GIS system. ISCMV crews are trained on invasive species management and invasion biology so are able to easily handle questions from passersby about their activities. Outreach is what sets our service apart. It is a vital component to a successful control program in our region.
ISCMV offers a membership program to Municipal and First Nations Governments. The memberships offered to these groups includes some of our services, consultation time and helps to support the work we do with the public. IPCMV also offers a membership program for companies and horticulture companies looking to support the work we are doing on invasive plants in the region. For more information, check out the information page. To sign up for a membership, please contat Tasha Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604.880.8358.