Giant hogweed can cause burns and temporary or permanent blindness. Use extreme caution around this plant, and report it using one of the Report-a-weed tools.
View this map for known locations of Giant hogweed in BC (August 2013).
View this WorkSafe BC video on hogweed removal on our videos page.
Who We Are
FLNRO's Invasive Plant Program delivers invasive plant management through operational inventories, risk assessments, a range of management activities (e.g., surveys, treatments, and monitoring), and the development of new biological control agents. Collaboration with other land managers and stakeholders is integral to long-term success.
Purpose and Goals
The Invasive Plant Program's purpose is to prevent potential, and control existing, invasive plant species to protect ecological, social, and economic values.
The program's goals are to:
Administer ministry invasive plant legislation
Prevent the establishment of new invasive plants to BC
Contain the spread of high-risk invasive plant species with a limited distribution in BC
Reduce the impacts of well-established invasive plants
Provide expert information, advice and tools on invasive plant management
Ensure efficient program delivery and effectiveness
Provincial Invasive Species Strategy
The current Invasive Plant Program Strategic Plan, in effect from 2014 to 2019, may be downloaded here.
Coming to an iPad near you:
Field Forms for iPad
In response to our IAPP users who are now collecting their field data on tablets, we will be creating a set of survey and treatment forms that can be used on iPads.
"Healthy, functioning BC ecosystems, free of the impacts of invasive plants."