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.
Title: Aquatic Invasive Species and the Boating-Marina Industry
Presenter: Martina Beck, Invasive Mussel Program Coordinator, BC Ministry of Environment
Date: Tuesday May 2, 2017, from 9 am - 10 am PDT
Description: Calling all boaters, marina owners and boating industry professionals – help keep invasive mussels and other aquatic invaders out of BC! This presentation will review the current information on invasive mussels, outline current legislation and industry guidelines, requirements regarding boat inspection, decontamination and quarantine protocols, and outline the regulated boat inspections occurring around BC. You’ll also learn how to access important aquatic invasive species resources, information on how aquatic invasive species impact your industry and how to work with the Ministry of Environment. Help continue to prevent the introduction and spread of AIS through recreational boating!
Title: New Invasive Plant Species of Concern to BC’s Grasslands
Presenter: Becky Brown, P.Ag. Invasive Plant Specialist - Provincial Early Detection Rapid Response Coordinator, B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO)
Date: Wednesday May 17, 2017 from NOON - 1PM PST
Description: Invasive plants can threaten our natural resources, infrastructure, and the health of people, animals and our environment. We have an opportunity to avoid these risks from plants that are new or not yet present in the province. The provincial Early Detection Rapid Response (EDRR) Program seeks to identify, contain and eradicate new invasive species early before this opportunity is lost. This talk will focus on several new invasive plant species that pose significant threats to BC’s grasslands, including how to identify and report them and the most likely places they will occur.
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.