Operating Area

The NWIPC operates throughout a large area of B.C. from the Rocky Mountains of Valemount west to the Pacific Ocean, including Haida Gwaii, and north of Quesnel to the Yukon border. The area comprises a total land base of 37,642,600 hectares, including 854,013 hectares of Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR). In addition to Provincial Crown Land, Nisga'a Nation and First Nations traditional territory, it includes four regional districts; one unincorporated region; sixteen incorporated municipalities; and over 100 Parks/Protected areas; including areas managed by forest licensees, agriculture operations, railways, and the Province via the Ministry of Transporation, and Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.

To manage this area, the NWIPC has divided the area into eight invasive plant management areas (IPMAs) in order to undertake invasive plant management over geographically defined areas as opposed to a jurisdictional basis. The IPMAs are:

  • Bulkley
  • Haida Gwaii
  • Lakes District
  • Nechako
  • Prince George
  • Robson Valley
  • Stikine-Skeena South
  • Stikine-Skeena North

Contractors in each IPMA inventory, treat, and monitor invasive plant infestation sites using the NWIPC Plan and Profile as a science-based strategy and treatment prioritization.



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posted: July 14, 2017
Attend the BC Northern Exhibition for free!

The Northwest Invasive Plant Council will have an Information Booth at this year's BCNE, and we're looking for volunteers to help out.


posted: July 7, 2017
Invaders! Invasive Species in BC

Watch this short video from the Province about invasive species and their impacts on BC - Invaders! Invasive Species in BC