Projects

Land Owner Weed Removal Rebate Program

Landowners incurring a cost to control invasive weeds on their private land may be eligible for a 50% reimbursement from the NWIPC via the Land Owner Weed Removal Rebate Program (some conditons apply). Download the application form and find a certified Invasive Plant Contractor near you.

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NWIPC Geocaches

The NWIPC has begun establishing Invasive Plant geocaches. What better way to learn about invasive plants then by getting outdoors and challenging yourself at the same time. If you're not sure what I"m talking about, watch the quick video below.

Three caches have been established to date, blueweed, hoary alyssum and mountain...

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First Nations Invasive Plant Forum 2013

On Nov. 19, 2013 the Northwest Invasive Plant Council (NWIPC) held a one day Forum and Workshop: Controlling Invasive Weeds: Exploring Opportunities for First Nations at the Native Friendship Centre in Prince George, B.C. The forum was intended for First Nations community leaders (especially those responsible for lands and...

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Bike Wash Station at the Big Pig

August 16 to 18, 2013, the Northwest Invasive Plant Council participated in the 6th Annual Big Pig Bike Fest in Burns Lake. This event attracts riders from all over the province to participate in 3 days of bike events on the awesome trails maintained by the Burns Lake Mountain Biking Association. Upon learning about the Big...

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ATV Wash Station

Vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), can pick up invasive plant seeds and transport them over long distances, contributing to the expanding range of infestations. Off-road vehicle use increases the risk of spreading invasive plants because greater numbers of seeds may be picked up off-road and off-trail. An ATV...

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Weed Free Forage Program

Various stakeholders working through the North East Invasive Plant Committee (NEIPC) and the Northwest Invasive Plant Council (NWIPC) are running a pilot program to develop and test a Weed-Free Forage Program for northern BC. The intent is to use the pilot and its findings to develop a Provincial program. View the Weed Free...

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Targeted Cattle Grazing of Field Scabious

Targeted Cattle Grazing of Field Scabious In 2008, NWIPC sponsored a research trial south of Vanderhoof, BC where 11 heifers where trained to eat field scabious.

In the beginning the cows would avoiding eating field scabious and after just 10 days of training they were including it in their regular diet in pasture!

If you...

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Community Weed Pulls

​A community weed pull is a hands-on event designed to promote public awareness and involvement in invasive plant management.

Community groups learn about invasive plants and hand-pull priority invasive weeds on sensitive sites. In recognition of their work the NWIPC presents the community group with a $250 honorarium....

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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...