8.5 x 11 Maps from the Invasive Alien Plant Program (IAPP) showing invasive plant species in the Coastal ISC service area:   Cordgrass Dalmatian toadflax English ivy Eurasian milfoil Himalayan balsam Himalayan blackberry Japanese knotweed Orchard grass Periwinkle Purple loosestrife Russian knapweed Scotch broom  Spotted knapweed Tansy ragwort Wild chervil Yellow flag iris Yellow loosestrife […]

Report Weeds


With 4 easy ways to Report Weeds, it has never been so easy: ‘Report-A-Weed App’ for Iphone or Android Smartphones ‘Report-A-Weed’ Online Wizard (make sure your browser is set to ‘Internet Explorer’). The Report-A-Weed-wizard takes you through 3 easy steps to report a suspected new sighting of an invasive alien plant species in BC. Your report will be […]

Become a Member

The Coastal ISC is a non-profit organization composed of local citizens, representatives from First Nations, governments, utilities, natural resource industries, academia and conservation groups, and others who share a common concern about the impacts of invasive alien plants in Coastal BC. The Coastal ISC serves the geographic area of Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, the Sunshine Coast and Strathcona and Mount Waddington, […]

Priority Invasive Plants


PREVENT Giant Reed ERADICATE Garlic Mustard CONTAIN Gorse CONTROLHimalayan blackberry   The following is a list of Coastal ISC’s current Priority Invasive Plants within the Management Categories: Prevent, Eradicate, Control and Contain. Click on any of the species images for more information on identification, management, and links to additional resources.  Download the Coastal ISC Priority Invasive […]

Coastal ISC – Sponsors

The Coastal Invasive Species Committee would not be possible without the generous support of our funders! Ministry of Agriculture and LandsMinistry of Forests and RangeMinistry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Stay Informed

Invasive Plants Education

    Stay informed, stay connected and be inspired to take ACTION around invasive species management. Here’s How: Receive our E-Newsletter  and stay up to date with the latest Local, Regional, Provincial, invasive species news, updates, efforts and information. Visit us and Like on Facebook or follow us on Twitter Report Weeds   Invasive species are […]

Control Invasive Plants


The Coastal ISC promotes Integrated Invasive Plant (IP) Management. Integrated IP management involves using a combination of appropriate control methods to reduce the weed infestation to an acceptable level, and requires monitoring these activities to evaluate the effectiveness of the control strategy. The best control option depends on a number of factors including; knowledge of […]

Our Services

What do we do

The Coastal ISC is a non-profit organisation which has been a leader in managing invasive plants, and more recently, invasive species; for the past 9 years.  We have built a suite of on-the-ground experience, wealth of knowledge and diverse partners.  We are well equiped to distribute resources, provide tools, advice, action plans and support to […]

About Coastal ISC


  The Coastal Invasive Species Committee (Coastal ISC) is a registered non-profit society serving the geographic areas of Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and the Regional Districts of Powell River, Sunshine Coast, Mount Waddington and Strathcona, occurring on the Mainland coast (see map). Our Vision: Communities, resources and ecosystems in the Coastal ISC service area are […]

Welcome to the Coastal Invasive Species Committee


Coastal Invasive Species Committee (Coastal ISC) partners represent diverse stakeholders throughout Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia.  Our Mission: The Coastal ISC takes a leadership role to reduce the negative impacts of invasive alien species by: Outreach and education: Working with community members, local governments, First Nations, industry, land […]