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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 »

Grassland Invasives Webinar - May 17

New Invasive Plant Species of Concern to BC’s Grasslands

This talk will focus on several new invasive plant species that pose significant threats to BC’s grasslands, including how to identify and report them. 

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Time: 12 pm - 1 pm PDT

Host: Becky Brown, BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Description: Invasive plants can threaten our natural resources, infrastructure, and the health of people, animals and our environment. We have an opportunity to avoid these risks from plants that are new or not yet present in the province. The provincial Early Detection Rapid Response (EDRR) Program seeks to identify, contain and eradicate new invasive species early before this opportunity is lost. This talk will focus on several new invasive plant species that pose significant threats to BC’s grasslands, including how to identify and report them and the most likely places they will occur.

Audience: We encourage anyone involved or interested in invasive species management to participate—everyone is welcome! This webinar will be of interest to anyone involved in invasive plant management but of particular interest to range managers, backcountry horse enthusiasts and grassland conservationists.

Host Bio: Becky is an Invasive Plant Specialist with the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Coordinator of the provincial Early Detection Rapid Response Program for invasive plants. She’s been working in natural resource management for the past 20 years and currently works closely with all levels of governments and other land managers to mitigate the impacts of new species to the province.

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