Following guidance from the province's Restart BC Plan and new health and safety regulations from WorkSafeBC, we are taking all necessary steps to protect public health and maintain the safety of our employees.
Where we are controlling invasive plants
Under Provincial legislation, we are obligated to manage invasive species on our public lands. Because invasive plants cannot be completely eradicated by cutting or digging, treatment with herbicide is necessary.
Recognized world-wide as one of the worst invasive species, this plant grows and spreads very rapidly, will push out all native plants, damage creek-side ecosystems, and parks infrastructure.
This plant is a public health concern. If touched, the sap causes skin blisters, long-lasting scars and can cause blindness if it gets in your eyes.
Where we are treating invasive plants in 2020
Select any coloured dot on the map to view the treatment dates and locations.
Giant hogweed Japanese knotweed