Public Resources

NWIPC Forms & Applications

Download and complete our forms and applications. See forms for how to return to the NWIPC.

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Land Owner Invasive Plant Removal Rebate (aka Weed Removal Rebate)

Landowners incurring a cost to control invasive weeds on their private land may be eligible for up to a 50% reimbursement of the contractor costs. The fund is limited. Applications are assessed on first-come, first-served basis.

Community Invasive Plant Pull Application (aka Community Weed Pull)

Raise money for your community group and do something good for the environment at the same time! Your community group, or a non-profit group you designate, can earn up to $250 for pulling invasive plants in a sensitive area.

Funded Project Application - 2018

Do you have an invasive plant management project you'd like to implement? Fill in the application for review by the NWIPC.

NWIPC Invasive Plant Management Plans and Annual Reports

This group of documents provides information about the Northwest Invasive Plant Council (NWIPC) and the invasive plant species of concern across our operating area.

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Northwest Invasive Plant Council Strategic Plan 2015/2019

The Strategic Plan outlines the mandate of the NWIPC for all activities and inforamtion relating to our invasive plant management programs. Watch for the updated plan coming later in 2020.

NWIPC 2018 Annual Report

The 2018 Annual Report summarizes the activities of the NWIPC for invasive plant management, edcuation and outreach, use of funds  and recognizes our funding partners.

NWIPC Invasive Plant Management Areas (IPMAs)

An map that shows the eight IPMAs that comprise the operating area of the NWIPC (~1/3 of the provincial landbase).

NWIPC 2020 Target Invasive Plant List - comprehensive

The current list of invasive plants targeted for treatment across the whole NWIPC operating area in 2020.

For management priorities in our eight IPMAs, refer to the individual IPMA Target Plant Lists. 

Bulkley IPMA Target Plant List 2020

Prioritized plan list specific to the Bulkley IMPA for 2020.

Haida Gwaii IPMA Target Plant List 2020

Prioritized plan list specific to the Haida Gwaii IMPA for 2020.

Lakes District IPMA Target Plant List 2020

Prioritized plan list specific to the Lakes District IMPA for 2020.

Nechako IPMA Target Plant List 2020

Prioritized plan list specific to the Nechako IMPA for 2019.

Prince George IPMA Target Plant List 2020

Prioritized plan list specific to the Prince George IMPA for 2020.

Robson Valley IPMA Target Plant List 2020

Prioritized plan list specific to the Robson Valley IMPA for 2020.

Skeena IPMA Target Plant List 2020

Prioritized plan list specific to the Skeena IMPA for 2020.

Stikine IPMA Target Plant List 2020

Prioritized plan list specific to the Stikine IMPA for 2020.

NWIPC Contractor Guide - 2020

The Northwest Invasive Plant Council Contractor Guide (the Guide) provides a succinct description of the role of an NWIPC Invasive Plant Management Area (IPMA) Contractor and is a reference for field crews. While each contractor will conduct day-to-day operations as they see fit, this guide outlines the procedures required to ensure consistency across the NWIPC operating area. Use of this guide ensures compliance with guidelines set out by the NWIPC and provincial regulatory agencies.

Policies & Procedures – Herbicide in Municipal/Residential areas

This policy addresses herbicide use on non-crown land. Approved November 22, 2012

Invasive Plant Information

General information found here

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Integrated Pest Management - 2017 AGM presenation

Integrated Pest Management is not just pulling and spraying weeds - Learn how you are already using many Integrated Pest Management principles to help deal with invasive species. This presentation was made at our 2017 AGM by Claire Watkins. 

NWIPC Invasive Weed Brochure

Highlights 12 most unwanted invasive plants in the NWIPC area, prevention and control tips, and links to other resources.

Feral Pigs Brochure from BC's Inter-Ministry Invasive Species Working Group

Information on feral pigs in BC and how to report them if you see them.

Haida Gwaii Invasive Plant Brochure

A 2-page colour brochure listing Invasive Plants in the Haida Gwaii Forest District. Developed in 2008 by the NWIPC with BC Timber Sales, Chinook Divison

Scotch Broom Infestation in Naikoon Provincial Park

How to recognize and remove Scotch broom.

Japanese knotweed and Himalayan balsam information card

Describes 2 very invasive garden escapees.

Risk Assessment of Himalayan balsam Impatiens Grandiflora

A risk assessment of Impatiens grandiflora, (Himalayan balsam/policeman's helmet) was completed in March 2010.

FRPA Invasive Plant Identification Field Cards

Identification field cards for invasive plants covered by the Forest Range and Practices Act.

Targeted Grazing 2009: Canada and Bull Thistle

Technical report on the 2009 targeted cattle grazing of invasive plants trial with insights from 2008.

Be PlantWise - Grow Me Instead

This "Grow Me Instead" Brochure profiles BC’s most unwanted horticultural plants, and recommends a variety of native and non-invasive alternatives.


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