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Invasive Species Action Month

We encourage you to join local events and learn more about the invasive plants and animals that are causing concern in your community - bcinvasivesmonth.com learn more »

Parrot's Feather

A popular aquatic garden plant that spreads with water currents, animals, boats/trailers and fishing gear. Dense stands can stagnate water, and increase breeding grounds for mosquitoes

Zebra/Quagga Mussels

These tiny freshwater mussels clog drains, damage infrastructure, and are very costly to control/eradicate learn more »

Giant Hogweed

A towering toxic invasive plant with WorkSafe BC regulations learn more »

European Fire Ant

A tiny ant with a toxic sting learn more »

Purple Loosestrife

An aggressive wetland invader that threatens plant and animal diversity learn more »

Japanese Knotweed

Grows aggressively through concrete, impacting roads and house foundations learn more »

Spotted Knapweed

A single plant spreads rapidly with up to 140,000 seeds per square metre learn more »

Scotch Broom

An evergreen shrub that invades rangelands, replaces forage plants, causes allergies in people, and is a serious competitor to conifer seedlings learn more »

Orange Hawkweed

Also yellow, these invasive plants replace native vegetation along roadsides, and threaten areas not yet reforested learn more »

News on Invasives

Climate change affecting local horticultural industry

Business Vancouver, May 25, 2015, by Patrick Blennerhassett: As an arborist who’s been working in B.C. for the past quarter-century, Wyatt Sjodin is on the front lines of a changing environment.

Battling Queen Anne’s lace

Campbell River Mirror, May 26, 2015, by J.R. Rardon - A substantial swath of the community, from conservancy groups to social organizations to individual volunteers, has taken it upon themselves to sweep away the pervasive Scotch broom that is taking over large tracts of land in and around Campbell River.

Snapping turtle gets a safe home

Alberni Valley Times, May 20, 2015, by Kristi Dobson: A couple of local children had a surprise when they saw what they thought was a large rock on the road was actually something a lot more interesting.

Invasive mussels intercepted on boat bound for Sylvan Lake

Global News, May 20, 2015, by Karen Bartko: EDMONTON — With summer weather now here many Albertans will be itching to head out on the water, and the province is asking people to check their boats for an invasive species of mussels that has the power to drastically change Alberta’s lakes.

Community members tackle hoary cress problem

Bridge River Lillooet News, May 20, 2015, by Wendy Fraser: Community members met at Pineridge Road Monday, May 11 to discuss the common and spreading problem of Hoary Cress, also known as Whitetop, an invasive weed species of concern. 

How gardeners can control garlic mustard

Press-Gazette Media, May 17, 2015, by Vijai Pandian (BLOG): For gardeners, weeds are their worst enemy, and invasive plants are their worst nightmare. Among 32 common invasive plants in Wisconsin, there is nothing comparable to the pernicious nature of garlic mustard and its effects on our woodland forests. 

Cedar Hill students weed out problem neighbour

Victoria Times Colonist, May 17, 2015, by Jeff Bell: Himalayan blackberry, English ivy and Scotch broom were no match for a group of enthusiastic Cedar Hill Middle School students.

Oregon food processor wants to turn invasive carp into organic fertilizer

Herald & News, May 19, 2015: A new project in Malheur National Wildlife Refuge intends to turn today’s invasive fish into tomorrow’s organic fertilizer.

Earthworms rob forests of key nutrients; pave way for other invaders

Great Lakes Echo, May 19, 2015, by Chris Symons: Compost box heroes, or the root of all ecological evil? Worms in Great Lakes forests are not what they seem. 

Invasive species resources ‘Russian roulette’: West Kelowna Mayor

24 Hours Vancouver, May 13, 2015, by Michael Mui: Three teams of B.C. conservation officers are training to roam the province looking for and decontaminating boats carrying the dreaded invasive zebra and quagga mussels.

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