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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 »

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 »

Invasive Species Toolkit for Local Government (2014)

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Invasive Species Toolkit for Local Government (2014)

The Invasive Species Toolkit for Local Government is a resource for real estate professionals, developers and local governments (including regional districts and municipalities) and elected officials in BC as a means of providing information on invasive species management tools and options. 

The toolkit provides: 

  • Practical information for municipalities and regional districts in planning or updating invasive management policies and programs
  • Practical recommendations for realtors and developers regarding invasive species on private lands such as the expanded Property Disclosure Statement
  • Overview of current legal framework (Acts, Regulations) available to local governments for addressing invasive species
  • Recommendations for bylaws and development review process 
  • Information on determining responsibility and management of private property impacted by invasive species
  • Information on key resources and reporting tools available on invasive species in BC