Reporting Invasive Species

Invasive species are plants and animals not naturally found in B.C. that can potentially harm the province's natural environment or adversely affect people's health. Report invasive species before they cause harm through the invasive plant database or through the mobile apps.

Invasive Alien Plant Program (IAPP) Database & Map Display

The invasive plant map and database are central information sharing and repositories that can be used by any agency or non-government organization develop and deliver effective invasive plant management programs throughout B.C. 

Invasive Alien Plant Program (IAPP) Database

Access to the invasive plant database is through a BC Public Service staff IDIR or a business BCeID. To get access to the database:

  1. Request access by email: Invasive.Plants@gov.bc.ca
  2. Access the Invasive Alien Plant Program (IAPP)  Database

Users can search invasive plant surveys, treatments and activities plans. Data is entered by variety of user groups such as ministries, regional districts, weed committees, forest licensees, utilities, conservation groups, federal departments, and others on an on-going basis.

The data can be queried on a large number of criteria, using one or more of the 11 queries. In addition, data managers may run and print any of five activity summary reports.

IAPP Map

Invasive plant data such as surveys and mechanical, chemical, and biological treatments can be viewed on the invasive plant map. Map tools highlight specific species and treatment locations. The map display is updated every 24 hours to give users access to the most current data available. 

Access to the invasive plant map is free and unrestricted.

Report Invasive Species on Your Mobile Device

The report invasives mobile apps let you report invasive species of plants and animals sightings in B.C. 

Download the free reporting apps for Android devices:

Download the free reporting apps for iPhone or iPad:

Your invasive species sighting will be reviewed by an invasive plant specialist who will coordinate follow-up activities with the appropriate local authorities.