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Annual General Meeting - Northwest Invasive Plant Council
Annual General Meeting - Northwest Invasive Plant Council

Join us for our Annual General Meeting.

October 19th, 2017
9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
North Cariboo Senior Soccer League Clubhouse
4222 18th Ave, Prince George, BC

Discover how NWIPC works with you and our...

Attend the BC Northern Exhibition for free!
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.

You do not need to be an invasive species expert. Just bring a...

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...

Job Opportunity - NWIPC First Nations Coordinator
Job Opportunity - NWIPC First Nations Coordinator

We're looking for a First Nations Coordinator to join the NWIPC team. Click here for the details on the position, and how to express your interest. 

Job Opportunity - Ministry of the Environment
Job Opportunity - Ministry of the Environment

STO-RE 27R - Integrated Pest Management Senior Policy Analyst
Regular, Full Time
Location: Victoria
An eligibility list may be established for similar current and future vacancies, including...

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: September 11, 2017
Annual General Meeting - Northwest Invasive Plant Council

Join us for our Annual General Meeting.

October 19th, 2017
9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
North Cariboo Senior Soccer League Clubhouse
4222 18th Ave,...

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.

You...