Each invasive plant species and infestation is unique; and so too, should be the approach you take in management. Developing a successful management plan to control any invasive plant problem involves employing integrated pest management concepts; combining activities focussed on prevention, observation, and intervention. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like more detailed information regarding the management of invasive plants please contact the Cariboo Regional District’s Invasive Plant Management Program. You can also refer to the Invasive Plants in the CRD page for more information and photographs for some of the invasive plants in our area. In general though you can certainly make a difference if you:

  • Learn about the potential invasiveness of new species before you seed or plant them.
  • Learn to identify invasive plants and their impacts.
  • Know what you grow and avoid planting aggressive or known invasive species; grow appropriate non-invasive alternatives; and dispose of waste appropriately at your local landfill or compost if appropriate for that species.
  • Minimize soil disturbance and retain desirable vegetation during activities.
  • Stay on established trails and roads.
  • Maintain and restore ecosystem health to increase native plant community resilience against unwanted invaders.
  • Re-vegetate disturbed areas with regionally appropriate (e.g. native), non-invasive, non-persistent seed mixtures or plants.
  • Clean equipment, vehicles, recreational gear, pets, and clothes and dispose of plant seeds and plant parts accordingly.
  • Control invasive plants prior to flowering or seed development using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques.
  • Take advantage of the Cariboo Regional District’s Landowner Assistance Program in controlling invasive plants.
  • Use and purchase only clean materials, such as soil, gravel, and hay.
  • Report invasive plant infestations to the Cariboo Regional District’s Invasive Plant Management Program, 1.800.665.1636.
  • Contribute to local efforts by contacting the Cariboo Regional District’s Invasive Plant Management Program 1.800.665.1636.

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