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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

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.

Invasive species continues to spread despite supposed obstacles

By Candus Thompson, Vancouver Sun, BALTIMORE - Hardy, adaptable and prolific. We should all be so lucky. Instead, we are left to curse those traits in northern snakeheads, the toothy aliens that appeared by the hundreds in a tiny Crofton, Md., pond in 2002, touched off a national media frenzy and now have made themselves comfortable in the Potomac River.

Grazing seminar to target area’s invasive plants

By Carole Rooney, 100 Mile Free Press, The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) will send a letter of support to assist the Cariboo Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) in its effort to access grant funding.

Stanley Park lake slated for cleanup

CBC News, The Vancouver Park Board expects to approve a plan before the end of January to restore Stanley Park's largest watershed.

Invasive species play role in mass extinctions

CBC News, The arrival of invasive species can prevent the formation of new species and help to trigger mass extinctions, according to a study published Thursday.

Announcing IPCBC 2011 Forum “Invasion of the Aliens!”

Invasive Plant Council of British Columbia to host highly anticipated “Invasion of the Aliens!” public forum in Richmond, January 18-19, 2011, to address invasive species threatening BC. 

They Are Out There With Invasive Plants

On July 22nd 40 people toured “weed hot spots” in Chilliwack to see where invasive plants are taking over local natural ecosystems.

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