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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

Invasive species spotter program hopes to spot and stop problem plants

CBC News, July 23, 2015: The first P.E.I. Invasive Species Spotter's Network training workshop has started.

Fighting tiny mussels

Castanet.net, July 28, 2015, by Jennifer Zielinski: Dead or alive, zebra mussels aren’t welcome in B.C. The invasive zebra and/or quagga mussels also carry a fine of $100,000 if they are found aboard a vessel in this province, and there is a crackdown to ensure they stay out of B.C.

Sap from invasive weed can burn skin

CBC News, July 28, 2015, by Amanda Marcotte: While it sounds like an innocent vegetable, it's actually a weed with devilish properties. If you gently rub against it, the effects are like poison ivy. If you try to pull it, you could suffer ill health effects for the next three years, according to Chet Neufeld, Chair of the Saskatchewan Invasive Species Council and Treasurer of the Canadian Council on Invasive Species.

Season of the invaders in Cranbrook

Cranbrook Daily Townsman, July 29, 2015, by Barry Coulter: As southern B.C. labours under an ongoing drought, many kinds of tough, hardy plants are thriving. Fields of invasive weeds are in full bloom in many vacant industrial lots around Cranbrook, and the short window of opportunity for fighting them is just about past.

Invasive species add to monarch butterfly’s woes

The Poughkeepsie Journal, July 30, 2015, by Mike Fargione: In recent years, monarch butterfly populations have crashed. Habitat loss, herbicides and invasive species have all played a part in diminishing this once common species. 

2 Asian carp, considered highly invasive, found in Toronto pond

CBC News, July 29, 2015: Agencies from three levels of government sprang into action after two Asian grass carp, a highly invasive species of fish, were found in a pond near Toronto's waterfront.

International consensus recommends measures for responsible gene drive to eradicate invasive species

Phys.org, July 30, 2015: Researchers around the world are developing synthetic gene drives that could one day be leveraged by humans to purposefully alter the traits of wild populations of organisms to prevent disease transmission and eradicate invasive species.

University of Windsor student researching mussels in Lake Erie

Windsor Star, July 26, 2015, by Alex Brockman: A University of Windsor student is working to find out exactly what invasive mussel species are doing to Lake Erie’s ecosystem.

Researchers master art of tackling wild boars to collar invasive species

CBC News, July 27, 2015: There have been reports of wild boars, weighing more than 400 pounds, running wild on the Canadian Prairies.

Bamboo-like plant known as knotweed is a problem in Metro Vancouver

Global News, July 21, 2015, by Rheanna Neil: It may look like bamboo, but it’s not. It is much worse. An invasive species known as the Japanese Knotweed is causing problems in the UK, and is now spreading across Canada. 

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