Additional Resources

Legislation
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Noxious Weed Control Service Establishment Bylaw, No. 2065

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RDOS Draft Invasive Species Bylaw HERE

Weed Control Act British Columbia Weed Control Act
http://www.bclaws.ca/Recon/document/ID/freeside/00_96487_01

The Weed Control Act requires all land occupiers to control the spread of provincial and/or regional noxious weeds on their land and premises, and specifies provisions for transportation, movement, and cleaning of machinery. The purpose of the Act is to protect the province’s economy, natural resources, and society from the negative impacts of foreign weeds. It is administered by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.



Regs Invasive Species Regulations on Invasive Species in B.C.
https://bcinvasives.ca/invasive-species/about/regulated-invasive-species-in-bc

Within British Columbia, there are multiple levels of authority with jurisdiction over the management of invasive species. The Invasive Species Council of British Columbia provides an overview of key legislation on invasive species in B.C.

Legislative Guidebook Legislative Guidebook to Invasive Plant Management in B.C.
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The Invasive Species Council of BC (ISCBC) is a collaborative-based organization committed to reducing the spread and impacts of non-native species within BC.
The ISCBC prepared a legislative guidebook that clarifies the existing legislative framework governing invasive plant management in B.C.

Other Resources
Noxious Weeds2 Field Guide to Noxious Weeds and Other Selected Plants in British Columbia
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This field guide is in its 10th edition (2019) and provides descriptions and images for all weeds under the B.C. Weed Control Act, both provincially and regionally.
Plantwise Guide Plantwise Guide for the South Okanagan
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A guide that provides recommended alternatives for the region’s most unwanted horticultural plants- Coming Soon!
Mussels Factsheet2 Invasive Mussels Factsheet Prepared by OASISS
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The Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society (OASISS) is a non-profit organization that prevents, detects, and manages invasive species in the Okanagan-Similkameen. This factsheet was developed by OASISS and  outlines frequently asked questions about Zebra and Quagga Mussels.