There is a threat out there that surrounds us and has even infiltrated our fine city. Noxious weeds and invasive plants are that threat. They pose ecological and economic problems. To date twenty species are found within Kamloops. In addition, several other invaders loom around our borders.
What Are Invasive Plants and Noxious Weeds?
Invasive plant - a plant that aggressively forms monocultures and can cause social, economic or environmental harm.
The Invasive Species Council of BC defines invasive plants as: "Any invasive alien plant species that has the potential to pose undesirable or detrimental impacts on humans, animals or ecosystems."
Invasive alien plants are non-native plants that have found their way into BC. They are also known as exotics, or introduced plant species. Without the insect predators or plant pathogens that naturally control them in their native habitats, they can quickly spread out of control.
To learn about six new invasive plants in our region click here.
To find out about local invasive plants click here.
Noxious weed - an invasive plant that is designated by regulation to be noxious under the BC Weed Control Act and Regulations.
"The B.C. Weed Control Act imposes a duty on all land occupiers to control designated noxious plants."
Karla Hoffman, Integrated Pest Management Coordinator
955 Concordia Way
Kamloops, BC V2C 6V3
ph (250) 828-3888
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