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(10) Invasive Species

Many local governments have enacted bylaws pertaining to noxious weeds or invasive plants. These bylaws specifically require property owners to ensure that certain listed species are not growing on their property, or are controlled from spreading from their property.

The Invasive Species Council of British Columbia has developed the Invasive Species Toolkit for Local Government: Information for Local Government, Developers and Real Estate Professionals, which includes information on:

  • Recommendations and tools available to developers and real estate professionals regarding invasive species on private lands;
  • Local government jurisdiction and enabling legislation for local invasive species control programs;
  • Determining responsibility and management of private property impacted by invasive species, and
  • Key resources and reporting tools available on invasive species in BC.

More Information:

Invasive Species Council of BC:  http://bcinvasives.ca/

Invasive Species Toolkit for Local Government: Information for Local Government, Developers and Real Estate Professionals:  http://bcinvasives.ca/documents/Govt_Toolkit_Final_WEB_09_10_2014.pdf