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2017 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report

NWIPC's Annual Report for 2017 was released at our AGM in Smithers in October 2018. Check it out here.

“WeedsBMP” App for Forage and Livestock Producers Now Available
“WeedsBMP” App for Forage and Livestock Producers Now Available

Land owners and managers have long recognized the need to control invasive plants to limit their impacts. In May 2018, a new smartphone app was released that was designed specifically for livestock...

Upcoming Forum on Vegetation Management - Nov 6-8
Upcoming Forum on Vegetation Management - Nov 6-8

This will be of interest to those writing pest management plans or who work in the vegetation management field. Check out IVMA's website here  to register.

More bioagents released to help control spotted knapweed
More bioagents released to help control spotted knapweed

Bioagents are one tool in the fight against invasive plants, and they are intensly studied before release to ensure they won't switch to another plant. Bioagents for a variety of plants have been...

Invasive fish found breeding near Prince George - Don’t Let It Loose!
Invasive fish found breeding near Prince George - Don’t Let It Loose!

The province says an invasive fish - commonly sold as feed for other fish - has been found breeding in a tributary to the Fraser River. Rosy red minnows, an ornamental variety of the fathead minnow,...

Clean Drain Dry - help keep things like the “zombie” plant out of our waterways!
Clean Drain Dry - help keep things like the “zombie” plant out of our waterways!

There are native milfoils in BC, but Eurasian water-milfoil is a concern in many parts of eastern Canada and the US, and has been found in the Prince George and Kootenay regions. It's been called the...

News from the field; Bio Agent Releases
News from the field; Bio Agent Releases

As part of the NWIPCs integrated approach to manage Invasive Plants in our area we have been assisting the Ministry of Forest, Lands & Natural Resource Operations with the Provincial Biocontrol...

Don’t invite an invasion into Northern BC’s gardens and wetlands
Don’t invite an invasion into Northern BC’s gardens and wetlands

The public is warned not to invite an invasion into Northern BC’s gardens and wetlands

With the warm weather favouring Northern BC’s backyard gardeners and water garden enthusiasts, the Northwestern...

Feb 3 - Stand Up for BC Parks
Feb 3 - Stand Up for BC Parks

This Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 - join people around the province, and Stand Up For BC Parks!

Invasives 2018
Invasives 2018

NWIPC will be attending ISCBC's annual forum and AGM - Invasives 2018 in Richmond next week. Check here for more info 

Principles of Integrated Pest Management
Principles of Integrated Pest Management

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. Check out this...

Invaders! Invasive Species in BC
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

Two popular lakes closed to sport fishing due to invasive fish
Two popular lakes closed to sport fishing due to invasive fish

Don’t Let it Loose! The illegal introduction of invasive fish has lead to the closure of two popular fishing lakes in BC.

Intentional introductions may not be common, but it is one more reminder...

Feral Pigs in BC
Feral Pigs in BC

The wild pig reported near Liard Hot springs recently may have been a mis-communication, but feral pigs have been found in near Williams Lake and in Northeast BC, and they are not good. Feral pigs...

Don’t Move A Mussel
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 most as residents of this great Province at risk.

Knowing...

2016 Invasive Species Month
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 environmental and economic damage that invasive plants and animals...

New Zebra/Quagga Mussel Inspection Stations For BC’s Border for 2016 Boating Season
New Zebra/Quagga Mussel Inspection Stations For BC’s Border for 2016 Boating Season

BC is leading the fight against invasive species! Zebra and Quagga mussels have never been detected in BC's waterways - and we're going to keep it that way. Eight new inspection stations are being...

New App Gives ABCs of Invasives
New App Gives ABCs of Invasives

The Goat News (Valemount/McBride) Jan. 12, 2016 by Korie Marshall: A new app and website show ornamental gardeners in B.C. some invasive plants to steer clear of, and offer some alternatives that...

Invaders - Invasive Species in B.C.
Invaders - Invasive Species in B.C.

Invaders! Invasive Species in B.C.

Almost a thousand alien plant and animal species are known to have established in natural environments in B.C. Plants are overwhelmingly the most common group of...

Videos on Invasive Knotweed
Videos on Invasive Knotweed

Knot Wanted! The following three short animated videos provide good information on invasive knotweed: 1) Knot on My Property; 2) Identification, Reproduction and Spread of Japanese Knotweed; 3) What...

New Forest Invasives Website
New Forest Invasives Website

The Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF-IFC) contributed to a new Forest Invasives Website recently launched by the Invasive Species Centre. Check out this new website for information and news on...

Video Outlining the Threat of Mussels in BC
Video Outlining the Threat of Mussels in BC

'Mussel Threat' Video

This powerful short 5 minute film called "Mussel Threat" by Okanagan filmmaker Brynne Morrice is a MUST SEE. This film illustrates just how dangerous invasive mussels are and...

New NWIPC Program Manager and Field Coordinator
New NWIPC Program Manager and Field Coordinator

The NWIPC would like to introduce our new Program Manager, Penni Adams. She brings a wealth of skills and experience to her new role with the NWIPC. She is passionate about invasive plant management...

Andrea Eastham’s Contributions Honoured!
Andrea Eastham’s Contributions Honoured!

Congratulations to 2015 Together in Action Award winner Andrea Eastham for leadership on tackling invasive species! Long-time NWIPC manager and most recently Field Coordinator Andrea Eastham was...

Carrie Jane Park (Hudson’s Bay Wetland) Restoration
Carrie Jane Park (Hudson’s Bay Wetland) Restoration

Carrie Jane Park (Hudson's Bay Wetland) succes story.

Field Coordiantor Andrea Eastham declares Carrie Jane Grey Park in Prince George free of the invasive plant Himalayan balsam! Various groups...

Terrace Weed Pull June 2014
Terrace Weed Pull June 2014

June 17 2014, NWIPC Eastern Assistant Merci Hillis and NWIPC summer student Cori Johnson teamed up with the Greater Terrace Beautification society (GTBS) to pull Himalayan Balsam, in a small site...

NWIPC in the Robson Valley
NWIPC in the Robson Valley

This week Andrea Eastham and Lindi Anderson went to the Robson Valley to attend a meeting for the Cranberry Marsh and check some known invasive plant sites. Along with finding new noxious weed...

Huge Success at Prince George Weed Pull!
Huge Success at Prince George Weed Pull!

The NWIPC hosted a Community Weed Pull on June 14th at Carrie Jane Gray Park in Prince George. We had asked members from varying societies and clubs throughout the community hoping to get members...

Recognition Award Presented to Rosamund and Jim Pojar
Recognition Award Presented to Rosamund and Jim Pojar

At the NWIPC AGM in Smithers on April 15, 2014, special recognition was awarded to local Bulkley Valley botanists the Pojars. Following is an edited transcript of a speech given by NWIPC Director...

New Publication on Herbicide Treatment of Knotweed on Haida Gwaii
New Publication on Herbicide Treatment of Knotweed on Haida Gwaii

The description and initial results of a knotweed herbicide treatment demonstration project on Haida Gwaii were published July 2013 by Denise McLean, Invasive Plant Specialist with the Ministry of...

Cdn Food Inspection Agency Looking to Confirm Prescence of Woolly Cup Grass
Cdn Food Inspection Agency Looking to Confirm Prescence of Woolly Cup Grass

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is looking to confirm the presence or absence of Woolly Cup Grass (Erichloa villosa) in B.C. It is native to Asia and was introduced to the U.S. in the...

Knotweed Taking a Hold in the North
Knotweed Taking a Hold in the North

Some invasive plants can literally wreck your house! View the latest on Japanese Knotweed in the NWIPC management area in a CKPG interview with Claire Watkins, NWIPC Chair and Andrea Eastham, NWIPC...

Weed on the Web ID Contest
Weed on the Web ID Contest

The identification fun continues!  The third instalment of the Weed on the Web ID contest (that will run throughout the summer) has been posted. Identify the invasive plant and enter to win cool...

Are You Harbouring an Aggressive Alien Invader in Your Garden?
Are You Harbouring an Aggressive Alien Invader in Your Garden?

By any standards Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) is an impressive plant.  It sprouts from rhizome (root ) fragments as small as 2 cm (less than 1”), reaches heights of 5 m (16.4’), it can...

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posted: November 7, 2018
2017 Annual Report

NWIPC's Annual Report for 2017 was released at our AGM in Smithers in October 2018. Check it out here.

posted: November 3, 2018
“WeedsBMP” App for Forage and Livestock Producers Now Available

Land owners and managers have long recognized the need to control invasive plants to limit their impacts. In May 2018, a new smartphone app...