Noxious Weeds & Invasive Plants

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 a region that they would not naturally be found. They are also known as exotics, or introduced plant species. Because the insect predators and plant pathogens that would control them in their native habitats are not here, these species will quickly spread out of control.