April 2019 e-Bulletin

We're pleased to announce this month's webinar on predicted marine Arctic invasions. Check out our current job opportunities and a variety of events taking place throughout the month of April and more!
Job Opportunities with ISCBC
ISCBC is recruiting for a variety of new employment/contractor opportunities:
Read more about the available positions and apply as soon as possible.
April 24th Webinar: Predicted Hot Spots for Marine Invasions in the Arctic
The risk of aquatic invasive species (AIS) introductions in the Arctic is expected to increase with ongoing trends of greater shipping activity, resource exploitation, and climate warming in the region. In this research, a suite of AIS were identified with the greatest likelihood of introduction and impact in the Canadian Arctic. The top twenty-three riskiest species were then modelled to predict the potential spatial distributions. Join this webinar to learn about the research, results and how this approach will aid in the identification of present and future high risk areas for AIS in response to global warming. Read more .
Report Invasives App Makes it Easy to Report Japanese Beetle!
Japanese beetle has been added to the insect section of the Report Invasives BC app. This handy reporting tool is available free of charge for both IOS and Android devices. Download the app today from  Google Play or the  App Store and start reporting sightings of all Japanese beetle suspects - and all invasive species you come across. If you already have the app on your mobile device, check for the latest update!
Cariboo April 16 Workshop on Agricultural Pests
Calling all agricultural producers in the Cariboo Regional District . Join us for a day to gain practical tools for identification, effective treatment and management strategies for priority pests and invasive species. With speakers ranging from invasive plant specialists, entomologists addressing grasshoppers and seeding experts, this workshop offers something for all producers in the Cariboo-Chilcotin.

This event is free to attend and lunch is provided. Advance registration is required by April 12.
Submit Your Invasive Species Action Month Events!
May is once again Invasive Species Action Month (ISAM) in BC - the ideal time to encourage your colleagues, friends and network to take action against invasive species. As part of our ISAM preparation, ISCBC is populating and promoting an online events calendar for ISAM activities taking place across the province. Submit your ISAM events today and be sure to include:
  • Date and time
  • Location address
  • Description of event
  • Registration info (if required)
  • Event URL (if available)
Invasive Species Research Hub Launching Soon
Image: Researcher profile on Invasive Species Research Hub, only searchable or visible to signed-in members.
Based on feedback at the 2017 Invasive Species Research Conference - Turning Science into Action , we have developed a tool for invasive species researchers and practitioners across the Pacific Northwest to connect online, to share their work interests and find potential research and project partners. The Invasive Species Research Hub is an online hub which is hosted on the bcinvasives.ca website. Membership is free of charge. Registered members can post their profile - as a researcher, practitioner, or both - and search for other members using a variety of fields. Members can also directly connect with other members and start online discussions on invasive species research-related topics. Watch for the public release of The Invasive Species Research Hub in mid-April Don't miss out on news about the Invasive Species Research Hub - add "Research" to your e-news subscription .
March 27th Webinar Recording Now Available
From K9s to Highway Signs: Updates on the B.C. Invasive Mussel Defence Program
Martina Beck of the B.C. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy presented our March 27th webinar and the recording is now available to watch. The B.C. Invasive Mussel Defence program’s goal is to prevent the introduction of zebra and quagga mussels into B.C. The program’s prevention efforts are focused on inspecting watercraft, monitoring lakes, educating the public and coordinating actions with neighbouring jurisdictions. Hear from Martina about the highlights and results from the 2018 season of the B.C. Invasive Mussel Defence program and plans for 2019 watercraft inspection season.
Join the Invasive Species Council of BC Today!
Did you know that ISCBC has one or five year membership options available? Member benefits include event discounts, reduced rates for training courses, free resources and more!
Japanese Beetle Education Opportunities in Vancouver
ISCBC continues to offer Japanese beetle education and outreach opportunities to interested groups. Event options range from casual discussions to more formal presentations and are available in the Vancouver area through April. If your company, team, or organization would like to know more about Japanese Beetle and its management in Vancouver contact Nicholas Wong at projects@bcinvasives.ca or ( 604) 716-7544 today!

Japanese beetle education events in April include:
New Interactive Map of Invasive Species Contacts
To make it easier for folks in the province of British Columbia to find regional contacts to connect with regarding invasive species, we've developed a new online interactive map. When visitors click on the Regional District where they are located, regional contacts will be displayed including local government, regional district and regional invasive species organizations where appropriate. Bookmark this web page and share with your network!
Save the Date!
INVASIVES 2020 - the Invasive Species Council of BC's 15th Annual Forum & AGM takes place February 11 - 13, 2020 at the Pacific Gateway Hotel in Richmond. This not to be missed networking and educational event promises to be even bigger and better than ever! Stay tuned for the keynote speaker announcement coming soon!