History

The Northwest Invasive Plant Council (NWIPC) was established in 1992 to provide resolution of issues and coordination for invasive plant management programs in Northwest B.C. The Council is made up of agencies, organizations and individuals that carry out invasive plant management or have an interest in those programs.

In 2004, the NWIPC was asked by the Inter-ministerial Invasive Plant Committee to pilot a single agency regional delivery model for invasive plant programs. A meeting of the NWIPC was called in June 2004 to discuss this request and the NWIPC agreed to proceed with the pilot. At the fall meeting in October 2004, a Constitution and Bylaws that allowed for the pilot to proceed were approved and interim directors were elected. In 2004, the Council became a not-for-profit organization.

A three-year Action Plan was developed to outline the necessary steps, appropriate time frames and budget for Phase 1 of the pilot, which became operational for the 2005 field season. The NWIPC has been a successful not-for-profit organization ever since, celebrating its' 20th anniversity in 2012.

News

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posted: June 15, 2016
Don’t Move A Mussel

DON’T MOVE A MUSSEL – LEARN MORE. HELP SPREAD THE MESSAGE, NOT THE MUSSEL

Zebra and quagga mussels put several of the assets we treasure...

posted: May 4, 2016
2016 Invasive Species Month

British Columbia has proclaimed May as Invasive Species Action Month (read the official news release) to help raise awareness of the...

Events

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February 28, 2017
Canadian Council on Invasive Species Forum

The Canadian Council on Invasive Species will be holding their 3rd National Invasive Alien Species Forum February 28 - March 2, 2017 in...

March 23, 2017
Alberta Invasive Species Council Annual Conference and AGM

Alberta Invasive Species Council Annual Conference and AGM.

Thursday March 23, 2017 at Lacombe Memorial Area, Lacombe, Alberta