Additional Resources


Bylaw 2065 Noxious Weed

Noxious Weed Control Service Establishment Bylaw, No. 2065

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New Updated Invasive Species Bylaw

(Will be completed in 2021)

Weed Control Act British Columbia Weed Control Act

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.

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.

Link to PDF

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
Link to PDF

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
Link to PDF 
A guide that provides recommended alternatives for the region’s most unwanted horticultural plants- Coming Soon!