Inter-Ministry Invasive Species Working Group

Invasives in the News:

All about the
BC Invasive Mussel Defense Program

Read the
Permanent stations to protect B.C. from invasive mussels
March 30, 2016 Press Release

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.