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Yellow Flag Iris at Sweltzer Creek

Yellow Flag Iris at Sweltzer Creek

September 24, 2018

On a cloudy day in September, FVISS, volunteers, and Parks Board staff installed benthic barriers in Sweltzer Creek at Cultus Lake to manage the infestation of Yellow Flag Iris.

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Invasive Mussel Monitoring 2018

Invasive Mussel Monitoring 2018

August 01, 2018

Zebra and Quagga mussels are extremely damaging invasive species. We do not want them in the Fraser Valley!

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New Executive Director Hired!

New Executive Director Hired!

September 08, 2017

Please welcome our new Executive Director, Kathy Ma!

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Targeted Grazing with Goats to Manage Invasive Species

Targeted Grazing with Goats to Manage Invasive Species

August 01, 2017

Himalayan blackberry was chosen for a demonstration for targeted grazing with goats last year.

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Guidelines for Protecting Nesting Songbirds while Managing Himalayan Blackberry

Guidelines for Protecting Nesting Songbirds while Managing Himalayan Blackberry

March 22, 2017

I get a lot of questions from birders who want to manage Himalayan blackberry on their property, but who also don't want to destroy nesting habitat for songbirds.

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Giant Hogweed - the Unfriendly Giant

Giant Hogweed - the Unfriendly Giant

April 15, 2016

Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) may be described as 'majestic', 'spectacular', and 'brobdingnagian'. (Okay, maybe not that last one - I just needed a more spectacular word than 'gigantic'). Indeed, giant hogweed is all of these things, and it is e

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