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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 »

Invasive Species Research Conference

Turning Science into Action! Co-hosted by Thompson Rivers University and the Invasive Species Council of BC. 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 »

Canada

Alberta Invasive Species Council
AISC promotes awareness of invasive plants in Alberta, fostering new partnerships and resource sharing of invasive plant management. You can identify invasive species in their photo gallery, access fact sheet information and keep up to date on workshops and events.    

Biocontrol Development Program, BC Ministry of Forests and Range    
The Biocontrol Development Program is intended to carry all the background and explanatory information about the use of biological control against invasive plants in BC as well as details about the agents and the plants they attack.  

Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network (CAISN)    
The Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network (CAISN 2006-2011) was established with the goal of identifying and quantifying the vectors and pathways by which AIS enter Canada, determining factors that affect their colonization success, and developing risk assessment models for potential and existing AIS. The NSERC Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network II (CAISN II 2011 - 2016) will address remaining information gaps by focusing on four new core themes: Early Detection, Rapid Response, AIS as Part of Multiple Stressors, and Reducing Uncertainty in Prediction and Management.   

Canadian Botanical Conservation Network (CBCN)    
The CBCN raises awareness among botanical gardeners and horticulturalists to search for alternatives to invasive plant species. Three categories of invasive plants found in Canada are listed in detail that include their origin, location, habitat, invasive potential and control methods. Categories are: trees, shrubs/vine and herbaceous species (including wetland species).    

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)    
The CFIA's invasive species home page includes links to the "Invasive Alien Plants in Canada" report as well as to fact sheets on invasive plants and other information related to the Agency's overall invasive species program. The report summarizes the current information available on invasive alien plants in Canada, where they come from, where they occur, and what they cost Canadians in terms of economic, environmental and social impacts.

Canadian Weed Science Society (CWSS/SCM)    
The CWSS/SCM is a national organization representing the interests of its members involved in weed research, extension, education, product development, marketing or regulation and of all other individuals and groups with an interest in weed management.  

Community Development Trust    
The Community Development Trust is a three-year initiative helping forest workers, their families and their communities get through challenging times in the forest sector. The Trust creates new job opportunities, helps laid-off workers upgrade their skills and smoothes the transition of older workers who want to leave their forest sector jobs, creating new opportunities for more junior workers.    

Dow AgroSciences Canada 
“Constantly Improving What is Essential to Human Progress,” Dow AgroSciences helps Canadian growers succeed with individual solutions, innovative technologies and the promotion of sustainable agriculture, to ensure an abundant and nutritious food supply.    

Ecojustice    
Ecojustice, formerly Sierra Legal Defence Fund, is Canada’s leading non-profit organization of lawyers and scientists devoted to protecting the environment.    

Environment Canada    
Environment Canada is dedicated to invasive alien species (plants, pests etc.) in Canada, and features the Invasive Alien Species Strategy for Canada, the Invasive Alien Species Partnership Program (IASPP), links to provincial and federal programs and agencies involved in invasive plant management, and frequently asked questions.    

Forest and Range Practices Act    
The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations manages the Forest and Range Practices Act (FRPA) govern the activities of forest and range licensees in BC, setting the requirements for planning, road building, logging, reforestation, and grazing. FRPA maintains high levels of protection for forest values, including watersheds and wildlife habitat.    

Fraser Basin Council    
The Fraser Basin Council is an organization working to advance sustainability of the entire Fraser River Basin, to ensure social well-being through a vibrant economy and health environment. The Fraser Basin Council is responsible for helping to develop the Invasive Plant Strategy for BC (updated as Invasive Species Strategy for BC) a groundbreaking document that outlines an action plan to address the spread of invasive plants in BC. A call to action from the Fraser Basin Council’s Board of Directors led to the creation of the Invasive Plant Council of BC in 2002, now renamed Invasive Species Council of BC.  

Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens, Nova Scotia    
Since September 14, 2002 the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens have provided a stimulating and interesting environment for the study and viewing of native flora of the Acadian Forest Region. The Gardens are part of the Acadia University. Information on the "Stepping Up" Workshop on invasive plants in Nova Scotia can be found here, under the heading, "What's New in the Gardens."    

Hinterland Who’s Who    
Partnered with Environment Canada and the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF), Hinterlands Who’s Who is an across-Canada resource for educators in the effort to protect Canada’s wildlife and the environment. This website provides a broad perspective on invasive alien species through definitions, concerns, history, prevention and methods of containment.     

Integrated Vegetation Management Association of British Columbia (IVMA of BC)    
The IVMA of BC is a recognized organization of professional people dedicated to the responsible practice of all aspects of vegetation management working for and providing information to its members in British Columbia and across Canada.    

Invasive Alien Plant Program (IAPP), BC Ministry of Forests and Range    
Managed by the Ministry of Forests and Range, the IAPP is a provincial mapping and inventory program for documenting invasive plants in BC. The IAPP has been developed for access to both the general public as well as a wide range of agencies involved in invasive plant management.    

Invasive Plant Management Resources    
Hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture, this website hosts a number of excellent resources related to invasive plant management in BC including reports, field guides and manuals, weed alerts, aggressive ornamentals, and fact sheets.

Invasive Species Council of Manitoba    
The Invasive Species Council of Manitoba site contains information on invasive aquatic and wetland plants of Manitoba, including educational resources, information on preventing their spread, and a submission form to report occurrances of specific invasive species.     

Invasive Species Web Portal    
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, along with other federal partners, launched the Invasive Species Web Portal to create a single starting place to learn about how to help protect the environment from invasive species by providing links to credible sources. This website was launched in celebration of the United Nations’ International Day for Biological Diversity, 2009.    

Invasive Weed Impact Calculator    
This Invasive Weed Impact Calculator website specifically estimates spotted knapweed and leafy spurge impacts on grassland biomass production and wildlife and livestock forage. The weed impact calculations help land managers identify appropriate weed management options.

Lower Mainland Green Team    
The Lower Mainland Green Team is a group of people from all over the Lower Mainland who get together once a month to help an environmental group, non-profit organization, charity or city tackle an environmental issue that needs co-operation and teamwork to get done. Some activities include: Pulling invasive plants, planting trees/native plants, riparian restoration, beach/river/lake clean up, harvesting organic fruits/veggies, trail building/maintenance and restoration of wildlife sites.    

Manitoba Weeds    
Outlined in the Manitoba government Agriculture, Food & Rural Initiatives, this site offers a listing of weeds currently affecting Manitoba food crops, scouting techniques to assess their damage, effects on crop quality, yield loss estimations, and control methods.    

Newfoundland and Labrador Invasive Species Council    
The Newfoundland and Labrador Invasive Species Council is a non-profit group of individuals and organizations who are concerned with the environmental, economic and social impacts, that invasive alien species cause within our province. The NLISC is hosted by the Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden, a not-for-profit facility of the Memorial University of Newfoundland that provides the council with administrative support and work space.   

Northwest Invasive Plant Council (NWIPC) 
Developed in 2004, the NWIPC is a non-profit organization working to prevent further invasive plant damage to ecosystems of northwest and central BC, and offers a hot-line to report invasive plants. Find management resources, news and events, and NWIPC’s 12 most unwanted weeds list.    

Pest Management, BC Ministry of Agriculture and Lands    
The Pest Management section of the MAL website lists noxious weeds of BC with corresponding regional districts, reports, field guides and manuals, weed alerts, aggressive ornamentals, fact sheets and much more.    

Royal BC Museum    
The Royal BC Museum herbarium has a permanent collection of both invasive and non-invasive to BC. The RBCM is a resource for plant identification and submission of new invasive plant samples that can help document range expansion of species.    

Saskatchewan Invasive Species Council  
The Saskatchewan Invasive Species Council (SISC) is a not-for-profit association of professionals from federal, provincial, municipal governments, industry and non-government organizations. Council members are knowledgeable on invasive species or their management. The SISC was formed in 2008 to address the lack of coordination and understanding associated with invasive species within the province of Saskatchewan and across Canada. 

Saskatchewan Government
A government of Saskatchewan resource, their website provides a list and identification information for Saskatchewan’s most noxious weeds that are threatening to dominate crops, pastures and native areas, and declared unwanted to agricultural and environmental land managers under the Noxious Weed Act.

Weeds BC
Weeds BC can help you identify your weeds, learn how to manage them and find out what can happen if you don't. This site profiles 80 weeds that are currently present in the province or pose a threat to its economy and environment.    

Weed Control Act of BC    
The Ministry of Agriculture and Lands manages the Weed Control Act, which aims to control the spread of noxious weeds in BC. To read more about your responsibilities to help control the spread of noxious weeds, please read the Act.

Weeds in Ontario    
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs website provides factsheets, newsletters and articles, research summaries and control methods for noxious weeds.  

Yukon Invasive Species Committee (YISC)  
The YISC website posts information on events surrounding invasive plants, and links to Environment Yukon's website for more in depth resources and links.