“Got Weeds?” Be ‘Plantwise’
Invasive plants (also termed ‘noxious weeds’) bring harm to our environment by altering habitats and disrupting essential ecosystem functions.
Once established, invasive plants can be costly to manage, if not impossible to eradicate – prevention is key!
Once established, invasive plants can:
- Endanger public health and safety by increasing hay fever allergies and by having toxic properties harming humans, pets, livestock, and wildlife.
- Out-compete native vegetation and destroy natural habitats.
- Reduce agriculture forage yields and hay quality.
- Increase wildfire hazards and interfere with regeneration of forests.
- Decrease land values and impact recreation areas.
- Accelerate soil erosion and cause stream sedimentation with negative impacts to water quality.
Ways you can help
Destroy Daisy Campaign
The PRRD is putting daisies on notice for the 2018 season. Scentless chamomile and oxeye daisy are plagues to the agriculture community within our region. If you come across these invasive plants Pull-Bag-Toss. Pull the plants by hand, bag the plants in clear bags, and toss for free in one of the local landfills. Together, we can DESTROY DAISIES!
For full information on the Destroy Daisy campaign, check it out at:
Good Neighbour Program
Invasive plants pose a significant threat to the ecological, social, and economic values of the Peace River Regional District (PRRD). As invasive plants do not respect property boundaries and a more integrated approach is required, the Neighbourhood Invasive Plant Cost Share Program has been adopted to encourage and support invasive plant management efforts on privately owned, occupied, and managed lands with the PRRD and its neighbouring Municipalities. The hope is that a coordinated approach across both public and private lands will lead to greater success in the battle against invasive plants in the PRRD.
The PRRD Invasive Plant Program is proud to be able to offer a unique program for residential private lands within the PRRD. The NIPCSP will assist land owners, holders, and managers by providing the guidance, resources, and in some cases, financial support necessary to manage priority invasive plants on private lands. However, this program is not intended to fund property owners’ ongoing obligation to control invasive plants as required under the Provincial Weed Act.
Modeled after successful programs implemented throughout the province of BC, the NIPCSP provides four unique program options to support private landowners, occupiers, and managers.
For more information on the programs and, if eligible, to register for the program, please see the following link:
Invasive Plant Organizations
Herbicide-resistant Weeds – Ian Heap
Invasive Weeds – Scentless Chamomile and Canada Thistle – Nicole Kimmel
Oil and Gas
Road Maintenance Contractors