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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 learn more »

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 »

Orange Hawkweed

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

News on Invasives

Alien invaders: giant hogweed

By Jean Wilkinson, Gulf Islands Driftwood, The following is part of a series of articles on how to identify and manage some common invasive species on Salt Spring Island written by Jean Wilkinson, Stewardship Committee, Salt Spring Island Conservancy.

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Roundtable updated on invasive plant strategies

By Bruce MacLeod, Williams Lake Tribune, An excellent group of people turned out for Elaine Armagost’s presentation on Invasive Alien Plants at the regular monthly meeting of the Horsefly River Roundtable, Feb. 17.

In Maryland, felt boots blamed for spread of invasive ‘rock snot’ algae and soon to be banned

By David Dishneau, The Associated Press, MONKTON, Md. — As an algae with a gross nickname invades pristine trout streams across the U.S., Maryland, is about to become the first state to enforce a ban on a type of footgear the organism uses to hitchhike from stream to stream: felt-soled fishing boots.

Invasive species feedback requested from public

By Susan Hollis, Pique Newsmagazine, Public consultation on invasive species to run until March 7 for residents of Areas B and D of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District. Sea to Sky residents are being asked to comment on invasive species as part of a multi-agency plan to deal with the issue.

Aliens among us

By Janika Thur, Lillooet News, There are aliens among us and they have not come from outer space. Instead these aliens have come from other regions of the province by means of hitching rides on vehicles or even being part of a wildflower seed packet.

Keep invasive plants in check

By Todd Major, Northshore News, We love our plants, but perhaps we do not love all plants equally, and non-native plants have become the beasts of our burden.

Public input sought on invasive plants

Whistler Question, Members of the public are being asked for input into a new provincial government plan to manage invasive plant species in the area that includes Whistler and Pemberton.

UWindsor ecologist to lead national invasive species team

University of Windsor, ON, A University of Windsor ecologist will lead a $6.5 million network of some of the nation's top scientists, all devoted to finding solutions to solve the growing problem of aquatic invasive species in Canada's rivers, lakes and coastal waters.

2011 Winners Announced in Weed Science Society of America’s Annual Awards Program

Lawrence, KS, PRWEB, This week during its 51st annual meeting in Portland, Oregon, the Weed Science Society of America(WSSA) honored nearly two dozen individuals from academia, government and private industry for their outstanding contributions to the field of weed science.

Aquatic invasive plants a risk to Slocan, Kootenay lakes

The Nelson Daily, There is a species of aquatic invasive plant that may be putting Slocan Lake and Kootenay Lake’s ecosystem at risk.

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