A major threat to the rangeland ecosystems is the unintentional invasion of aggressive plants brought by settlers to North America. Some of the main invasive plants of concern for the Kamloops district include:
Please report sightings in previously uninfested locations
Invasive Plant Management:
More specific information on the location of invasive plant species can be found in the Invasive Alien Plant Program. This is the warehouse for invasive plant inventory and management information. The interactive mapping system allows both resource managers and the public access and information on known locations of invasive plant communities.
Invasive Plant Management srategies include: herbicides, handpulling, biological control and most importantly, prevention: through education, extension of information, grass seeding of disturbed sites/exposed soil, appropriate management of resource uses (such as livestock grazing, recreation, timber harvesting, road building, utility right of ways etc.), and co-ordination between these users.
What can you do?