BC Invasive Species Month

May 1, 2018 Webinar

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Check out events across BC!

May is Invasive Species Action Month in BC

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Japanese Knotweed

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Spotted Knapweed

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Yellow Flag Iris

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Yellow Hawkweed

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Join a Webinar and learn about invasive species in BC 

The Invasive Species Council of BC (ISCBC) is hosting a series of free webinars on invasive species during Invasive Species Action Month. These sessions provide participants with expert, up-to-date information about invasive species in BC, their impacts, management, new resources and actions you can take to stop their introduction and spread. 

Everyone is Welcome! We encourage anyone involved or interested in invasive species management, education and outreach to participate.

Invasive Species Action Month 2018 Webinars

May 1, 2018 Webinar: How to Inspire Gardeners to Grow Native Plants - Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour

Join this webinar, which kicks off ISAM 2018, if you are interested in planting a native plant garden or want to learn how to inspire gardeners to transform their own landscapes to easy-to-care-for, water-conserving, beautiful native plant gardens that attract birds, bees, and butterflies. Kathy Kramer founded and coordinates the Bringing Back the Garden Natives Tour, which will take place in the San Francisco Bay area on Sunday, May 5. This award-winning tour features thirty-seven Alameda and Contra Costa county gardens that are pesticide-free, water conserving, provide habitat for wildlife, and contain 60% or more native plants.  This year the theme is “Art and Music in the Gardens.”  Between 2,000 and 5,000 people attend this annual event, now in its fourteenth year - join this webinar to see what attracts them! Watch the recording.

May 7, 2018 Webinar: Play Clean Go in Canada

Learn about how the Canadian Council on Invasive Species is helping to protect valuable natural resources while encouraging folks to enjoy the great outdoors through the implementation of the PlayCleanGo campaign. Our objective is to slow the spread of invasive species by changing behaviors at risk of spreading harmful pests living on land. Learn about how to join forces with like-minded organizations and how you can become a partner in implementing this campaign. Register here.

May 15, 2018 Webinar: BC Government Update on the Invasive Mussel Defence Program

Join this Invasive Species Action Month webinar with Martina Beck to learn about the 2018 BC Invasive Mussel Defence Program prevention activities including watercraft inspection stations, provincial plans for monitoring invasive mussels and reminding boaters and anglers what they can do this summer to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Register here.

May 25, 2018 Webinar: Don’t Let it Loose - a Tale of Two Species: American bullfrogs and Goldfish

We encourage all pet and aquarium owners to practice Don't Let it Loose. Join this webinar and learn why it's so important not to release pets into the wild through two case studies: American bullfrogs in the Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary region and Goldfish in Whistler Resort Municipality. Learn about the efforts to eradicate these two invasive species and why prevention is so much better than cure - Don't Let it Loose! Register here.

May 30, 2018 Webinar: CFIA’s Firewood Regulation and Outreach Program

Join this webinar to learn about the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's regulations on firewood, why they are needed and what is being done to educate members of the public about the risks involved in moving firewood. Register here.


Watch Pre-Recorded Invasive Species Webinars

Visit the ISCBC Webinar Archive for a growing collection of completed webinars on engaging topics like invasive fire ants, zebra and quagga mussels, invasive animals, aquatics, youth and education, and more! We welcome webinar topic suggestions; please email your suggestions to ISCBC.