Resources and Links
Lillooet Plantwise Guide
Click here to access the Lillooet Plantwise Guide, an eBook created by LRISS in partnership with Splitrock Environmental which is intended to provide gardeners and landscapers in the Lillooet Region with information on how to identify the top invasive garden plants and offers native alternatives to "Grow Instead".
Getting Started with the Top 5 Links
There are so many websites and so much information. These are the top 5 links that we suggest will provide you with the majority of what you need to know in the world of invasives:
Best identification Guide: Field Guide To Noxious Weeds and other Invasive Plants of British Columbia
Best Guides on the Treatment of Invasives: Seven Steps to Managing Your Weeds: A Manual for Integrated Weed Management in BC; A Guide to Weeds In British Columbia
Best Link for Industry Best Management Practices: Invasive Species Council of BC Publications
Best Overall Website for Agriculture in BC: Ministry of Agriculture Plant Health
Best Website to find Invasive Plant Sites in BC: Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operations & Rural Development’s Invasive Alien Plant Program
When you have more questions and need more details, scroll down for a list of other resources.
- Lillooet Naturalist Society
- Squamish Lillooet Regional District
- Splitrock Environmental
- Bridge River Valley Community Association
- Gun Lake Fire Protection Society
Quick Links to Documents
- 2017 LRISS Annual Report
- S2013 Strategic Plan
- LRISS 2018 Draft Strategy
- LRISS Invasive Plant Priority Categories.pdf
- Hogweed and Hakwa slide.pptx
- Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Fact Sheet
- Best Management Practices for Knotweed Species in Metro Vancouver
- Best Management Practices for European Fire Ant in Metro Vancouver
- Best Management Practices for Chafer Beetle in Metro Vancouver
- Best Management Practices for Giant Hogweed in Metro Vancouver
- 2018 AGM Presentation: Invasive Insects
- 2018 AGM Presentation: Invasive Fish
- Invasive Species Training
- Species at Risk
- Bear Safety (Key Messages Only)
- Facilitated Session Notes: Cumulative Effects
Regional Invasive Species Organizations in British Columbia
Invasive committees operate invasive species programs in a specific region. Committee activities vary from on-the-ground management of invasive plants and/or species, community outreach and partnerships. Links to these organizations are below:
- Boundary Invasive Species Society
- Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Invasive Plant Committee
- Cariboo Regional District
- Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society
- Central Okanagan Regional District
- Coastal Invasive Species Committee
- Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society
- East Kootenay Invasive Species Council
- Fraser Valley Invasive Species Society
- Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver
- Northern Rockies Invasive Plant Committee
- North West Invasive Plant Council
- Okanagan & Similkameen Invasive Species Society
- Peace River Regional District
- Regional District of North Okanagan
- Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council
- Thompson Nicola Regional District
- Inter-Ministry Invasive Species Working Group: Since 2004, the Inter-Ministry Invasive Species Working Group (IMISWG) has provided policy direction, coordination and collaborative delivery of provincial invasive species programs for the Province of BC.
- Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development: Invasive Plants: The Invasive Alien Plant Program is the database for invasive plant data in BC. It is intended to co-ordinate/share information collected by various agencies and organizations specifically for invasive plant management. There is an interactive map that shows invasive plant sites.
- Ministry of Agriculture Plant Health
- Ministry of Agriculture Weed Page
- Ministry Agriculture Pest Alerts
- Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Invasive Program
- BC Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resources Operations Invasive Biocontrol: The goal of FLNRO's invasive plant biocontrol program is to reduce invasive plant populations to ecologically and economically acceptable levels, and to prevent invasive plant encroachment into new areas.
- Invasive Alien Species Framework for BC
- Invasive Species Council of British Columbia
- Stock poisoning plants of the British Columbia Ranges: This 1958 publication outlines toxic plants that are still relevant to current livestock operations.
- Toxic Plants in the Okanagan-Similkameen
- Invasive Species Online Okanagan
- Ministry of Environment-Aquatic Plants of British Columbia: A reference manual for the identification of aquatic plants of BC written in 1980.
- BC Weed Control Act: The BC Weed Control Act directs the responsibility to control ‘noxious weeds’ at the regional and provincial level. Private property owners and government agencies are mandated by law to control these species that occur on their property or jurisdiction.
- BC Weed Control Regulation
- Wildlife Act’s Controlled Alien Species Regulation: The Wildlife Act’s Controlled Alien Species Regulation is a regulation that controls the possession, breeding, shipping and releasing of alien animals (i.e. that are not native to B.C.) that pose a risk to the health or safety of people or the environment.
- BC Invasive Pests and Biosecurity
Links to Other Provinces
- Alberta Invasive Species Council
- Invasive Species Council of Manitoba
- Saskatchewan Invasive Species Council
- Yukon Invasive Species Committee
- Ontario Invasive Plant Council
- Ontario Ministry of Agriculture’s Common Weeds Poisonous to Grazing Livestock
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency: The CFIA’s invasive species home page includes links to the “Invasive Alien Plants in Canada” report as well as to fact sheets on invasive plants and other information related to the Agency’s overall invasive species program.
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency: Invasive Plant Field Guide
- Canadian Poisonous Plants Information System
- Canadian Weed Science Society: The Canadian Weed Science Society/Société canadienne de malherbologie (CWSS-SCM) is made up of professionals from university, government, and industry who specialize in research, teaching, extension, and regulation of weed-related topics.
- Canadian Council on Invasive Species: The Canadian Council on Invasive Species (CCIS) works collaboratively across jurisdictional boundaries to support actions and information that can help reduce the threat and impacts of invasive species.
- Government of Canada Pesticides and Pest Management
- Invasive Species Centre
- Forest Invasive Alien Species
- DFO Aquatic Invasive Species: The Department of Fisheries and Ocean’s regulations, research and action plans for reducing the spread of aquatic invasive species.
- DFO Aquatic Invasive Species Identification Booklet
- Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network
- Canadian Action Plan to Address the Threat of Aquatic Invasive Species
- Proceedings of the National Risk Assessment of Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel and Dark False Mussel
- Risk Assessment for Three Dreissenid Mussels in Canadian Freshwater Ecosystems
- Science Advice from the Risk Assessment of Three Dreissenid Mussels in Canadian Freshwater Ecosystems: This Science Advisory Report is from the Peer Review meeting on the National Risk Assessment of Zebra Mussel, Quagga Mussel and Dark Falsemussel held on March 27-28, 2012 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
- US Forest Service: Provides information on invasive species and related management and research activities across the agency and with their many partners.
- North American Invasive Species Management Association
- Washington Invasive Species Council
- Invasive Species of Idaho
- Montana Weed Control Association
- Center for Invasive Plant Management: CIPM promotes ecologically sound management of invasive plants by facilitating collaboration and partnerships among scientists, educators, and land managers in the US.
- Fire Effects Information System: FEIS provides updated scientific and technical information about interactions between fire and plant species that have been identified as invasive in at least some locations. Most of the species on this list are nonnative in the United States.
- Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health: The Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health is part of the University of Georgia. A variety of resources for invasive plant management, forestry and natural resources, an image database of invasive species, and INVASIPEDIA are available from this site.
- National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species: NECIS is a national partnership of 15 major environmental organizations that provides a united expert and scientific voice on invasive species policy. Its leaders include scientists, lawyers, activists, and advocates with many years of experience on invasives policy.
- 100th Meridian Initiative: is a cooperative effort between state, provincial, and federal agencies to prevent the westward spread of zebra mussels and other aquatic nuisance species in North America.
- US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service: PLANTS Database
- National Invasive Species Council, US Department of the Interior
These sites can help you identify what values you have on your property (like wildlife), why they are important and how to protect them from invasives.
- BC Frogwatch Program
- BC Species and Ecosystems Explorer: This Ministry of Environment site allows you to search for plants or animals that are designated at risk due to a variety of reasons like low population numbers or lack of habitat.
- E-Fauna BC: An in-depth database of animals, including invasive species, in BC.
- E-Flora BC: An in-depth database of plants, including invasive species, in BC.
- BC Grasslands Conservation Council: GCC is dedicated to uncovering the complexity and abundance of grasslands, sharing that information, and supporting policies and practices to protect them.