Invasive Plants on Vancouver Island: What Can We do?

A presentation by Allison McCabe, a horticulturist, teacher, and PlantWise Coordinator at ISCBC. She holds a certificate and BSc in horticulture from Vancouver Island University and Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and a Master’s in Land and Water Systems from UBC where she studied phytoremediation of mine tailings. She is an avid naturalist, educator, and gardener passionate about protecting BC’s amazing biodiversity.

Further Resources

ISCBC Resources

Visit the ISCBC website to check out any more resources, including factsheets on invasive species which recommend the best management techniques

Noxious Weeds Control Act 

Grow Me Instead

Report Invasives app

ISCBC Contact:

Native Plants Nurseries

Satinflower Nurseries, in Victoria

N.A.L.T. Native Plants Nursery, Spruceton Rd, Nanaimo

Streamside Nursery, in Bowser propagates and sells a wide range of native plants. 

Fraser’s Thimble Farms, north end of Saltspring Island, carries a wide range of native plants.  


The City of Nanaimo has an invasive drop zone at Bowen park on Saturday May 28, 10am-2pm. Bring us your invasives and we’ll dispose of them for you 

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