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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 »

Invasive Species Business Development Training Session - Dec 5 - 7, Fort St John

A free three-day Business Development Training Session will be held on December 5th, 6th and 7th at the Northern Lights Community College, Fort St John Campus.

Day 1 and 2 will focus on exploring the following topics:

  • Finding the Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Goal Setting and Business Planning
  • Financing Your Business and Understanding Cash Flow
  • Business and Financial Administration
  • Market Research and Marketing Your Business
  • Requirements to Start Up and Invasive Species Management Business

Day 3, which is an optional day, provides participants with a special opportunity to receive individual coaching and advice on business development from a Business Development Specialist. In addition to this day, you will be provided with up to 6 months of support from the Specialist!

Lunch and refreshments will be provided daily. Travel support may be available for successful applicants.

If you haven't already done so, please watch the recording of the morning session of the Orientation Workshop which took place on October 24th.

To register for the Business Development Training Session December 5th - 7th, please complete the form below.

Registration for Northeast Business Development Training Session


Priority registration criteria:

* Underemployed resource industry workers

* Interested in starting up their own invasive species service-based business

* Hold a valid Industrial Vegetation and Noxious Weed Pesticide Applicators Certificate

* Aware of invasive species and management issues in the region

* Have attended the October Business Development Orientation session



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