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Aren't sure what a species is? Try these suggested plant apps to help with plant identification. If you need further assistance, please email a photo to us at and we'll try to help identify the species. 

Early detection is critical to stopping the spread of invasive species. You can help detect and locate new infestations and be part of the solution! If you see a speices that looks unfamiliar or ‘out of place', we encourage you to report it.

For species that are widespread throughout the Metro Vancouver region and do not pose an imminent health or safety risk (for example, Himalayan blackberry), there is generally little value in reporting individual occurrences.

If you have invasive species on your property, in most cases, there is no need to report it. Instead, learn more about what you can do about it by checking out our species profile pages.

To report on other properties, there are several options: 

  • Report Invasives BC – Download a free smarphone app to report invasive species anywhere in BC. (Please note that the app can be used off-line as well; simply complete the report, click 'Submit' and the report will be sent as soon as you are back online.) Observations are reviewed by an invasive species specialist for the area, who will coordinate follow-up activities with the appropriate local authorities.
  • Contact us or your local government directly to report sites within the Metro Vancouver region or if you are unsure whether a site should be reported.
  • To report an invasive species or connect with a local expert outside of the Metro Vancouver region, contact your Regional Invasive Species Organization
  • Report ALL sightings of invasive mussels to the B.C. Conservation Officer Service (RAPP): 1-877-952-7277

Thank you for helping to report these species!