Inter-Ministry Invasive Species Working Group

Invasives in the News:

Japanese Beetle

 Invasive Japanese Beetle detected in Vancouver – Find out what is being done to address this regulated new invader:

Japanese Beetle Info

Japanese Beetle

Invasive Plant Management Strategy: Thompson-Nicola

All about the
BC Invasive Mussel Defense Program

Go to the
Prohibited Invasive Fish Species page:

Link to Controlled Alien Species Regulation page

Invaders! Invasive Species in BC

Or view this video on YouTube

European fire ant on a peony

European fire ant - Myrmica rubra


Invasive Species of Concern

Priority Invasive Alien Species are either 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 priority species have been identified as a result of extensive reviews that considered:
  • their regulation and status in BC and bordering jurisdictions,
  • presence elsewhere in similar environments to those that occur in BC,
  • special designations by federal government agencies, and
  • the risk of establishment, spread and potential impact.

Report Invasives BC

Report Priority Invasive Species

Invasive Species Strategic Plan

For all other invasive species publications,
please see our Helpful Resources page.