The Invasive Plant Species Council of BC defines the term INVASIVE PLANT as 'any invasive alien plant species that has the potential to pose undesirable or detrimental impacts on humans, animals or ecosystems. Invasive plants have the capacity to establish quickly and easily on both disturbed and un-disturbed sites, and can cause widespread negative economic, social, and environmental impacts.'
Invasive plants also commonly referred to as ALIEN, NON-NATIVE, EXOTIC or INTRODUCED PLANT SPECIES.
NOXIOUS WEEDS are defined by the BC Ministry of Forest, Lands & Natural Resources Operations as 'typically non-native plants that have been introduced to British Columbia without the insect predators and plant pathogens that help keep them in check in their native habitats. For this reason and because of their aggressive growth, these alien plants can be highly destructive, competitive and difficult to control.'
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Second to habitat loss, invasive species have been identified as the most significant threat to biodiversity.
CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT SOME OF THE NEGATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, RECREATIONAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF INVASIVE PLANTS.
TO SEE THE THOMPSON-NICOLA REGION'S SIX NEW INVASIVE PLANTS, CLICK HERE.
TO FIND OUT ABOUT THE LOCAL INVASIVE PLANTS IN THE THOMPSON-NICOLA REGION, CLICK HERE.
CLICK HERE TO SEE A LIST OF INVASIVE PLANTS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA.