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The Invasive Alien Plant Program (IAPP) Application

Information sources for the IAPP Field Forms app (available for iPad only:
  1. Introduction to the use of the IAPP Field Forms app (playing time: 5 min)
  2. Entering data in the Site and Invasive Plant Survey Record (playing time: 16 min)

Visit our new IAPP Data Batch Loader page, featuring a comprehensive overview of the new IAPP Batch Loader tool.

About the IAPP database

The IAPP database contains invasive plant surveys, treatments, and activity plans for the entire province of BC. The comprehensive data in IAPP is entered by a wide variety of user groups (ministries, regional districts, weed committees, forest licensees, utilities, conservation groups, federal departments and others) on an on-going basis. The data can be queried on a large number of criteria, using one or more of the 11 'canned' queries. In addition, data managers may run and print any one of the 5 activity summary reports.

Getting Access

Access to the data in IAPP is password-restricted to authorized users. To apply for access, fill out the electronic form. (Note that you need an IDIR or a business BCeID before you can apply for access.) See also our IAPP faq page

About IAPP Map Display

The IAPP data can be viewed on-line in IAPP Map Display, where you can turn the individual layers for surveys, mechanical, chemical, and biological treatments on and off, as well as use a number of tools that let you highlight specific species and/or specific treatments on the map.
Access to Map Display is free and unrestricted to all members of the public.

iPad forms

IAPP Field Forms app for iPad

iPad field forms can be downloaded from the appstore.

Paper field forms

Although it is entirely possible for users to create field forms that work well for their needs, we have a set of downloadable paper forms available as well.

"Healthy, functioning BC ecosystems, free of the impacts of invasive plants."