The Invasive Species Steering Committee, a committee of the Restoration RIG, focuses on research and management of invasive species in Garry oak and associated ecosystems. Initiatives include the development of the General Decision Process for Managing Invasive Plant Species in Garry Oak and Associated Ecosystems (GOEs) (PDF 69KB), annotated bibliographies and a field manual for invasive species.
The Coastal Invasive Plant Committee (CIPC) — a non-profit society composed of local citizens, representatives from First Nations, governments, utilities, industries and conservation groups who share a common concern about the increase of non-native plants in the Coastal region of BC. The CIPC serves the geographic area of Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and the Regional Districts of Powell River, Mount Waddington and Comox-Strathcona, occurring on the Mainland coast.
The CIPC works in cooperation with the Invasive Plant Council of British Columbia (IPCBC) and the GOERT Invasive Species Steering Committee. The IPCBC arose from the development of the Invasive Plant Strategy for British Columbia, a document produced by a diverse group of contributors led by the Fraser Basin Council. The development of the strategy stemmed from the exponential increase in damage and threats caused by invasive plants, exacerbated by inconsistent management around the province.