Employment Opportunities Interested in joining our team?  We’d love to hear from you! We are currently hiring for the following positions: Crew Lead POSITION: Crew Lead NO. OF POSITIONS: 1 TERM: May 1, 2023 – October 15, 2023 (with possibility of extension); 40 hours/week, 4 days/week WAGE: $22.50/hour + 4% vacation pay LOCATION: Nanaimo, BC […]

Executive Director Opportunity

The Role The Executive Director works closely with and receives direction from the Coastal ISC President and Board Directors to deliver programs for its members and supervises program coordinator and summer student field staff. Key Responsibilities The Executive Director is responsible for the administration of the Society, managing seasonal employees, coordinating chemical and manual field […]

European Schafer Beetles and other Garden Grubs

European Schafer Beetle grubs courtesy of ISCBC Now is the time of year to get back into the garden. But wait. What is that grub all over my lawn?  Grubs are the larvae of a variety of insects, most commonly species of beetles. They are commonly found in decaying matter, such as logs, as well […]

Invasive Plant Impacts


Environment Forestry & Agriculture Aquatic & Riparian Health & Safety Environment In natural ecosystems, invasive plants displace or destroy native plant populations. Many rare and endangered native plants are also at risk from extinction from non-native plant invasion. By removing the natural wildlife, invasive plants also reduce wildlife habitat. Aquatic & Riparian Shallow root systems […]

Coastal ISC Watch List

This is a list of invasive plant species are not present in BC or are present but extremely limited in extent, and pose a significant threat to BC’s environment, economy and/or human health. These species have been identified as a result of an extensive review that considered their regulation and status in  BC and bordering […]

Daphne / Spurge Laurel Control in British Columbia

Daphne / Spurge Laurel Control in British Columbia This handout provides information on why daphne is a problem, and includes general identification characteristics, habitats, safety precautions and control strategies.

Knotweed Control in British Columbia

The BC Ministry of Transportation and the Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations have prepared a guiding document outlining various application methods for the treatment of Knotweed Species using selective and non-selective herbicides. To access this document, please click on the link provided. 2016 Herbicide Guidelines for Control of Knotweed Species on Crown […]

Giant Hogweed TIPS Sheet

Giant Hogweed TIPS Sheet Information on Giant Hogweed Identification, Habitat, Distribution and Recommended Control Methods. TIPS sheet provided by the Invasive Species Council of BC (formerly the Invasive Plant Council of BC).

Invasive Alien Plant Program (IAPP) Reference Guide

IAPP Reference Guide The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operationshas produced a Reference Guide as a resource manual for all agencies and partners involved in invasive plant management in British Columbia under the Invasive Alien Plant Program (IAPP) Application.   The Guide is divided into four downloadable parts: Part 1: Understanding the business of […]

Giant Hogweed Control in British Columbia

Giant Hogweed Control in BC Recommendations on Giant Hogweed Control Methods in BC. Produced by Jeff Hallworth, Invasive Plant Specialist with the Ministry of Forests and Range.