Inter-Ministry Invasive Species Working Group

yellow starthistle

EDRR Candidate Species

The plant species on the BC Proposed Prohibited Noxious Weeds list are not present in BC or are present but extremely limited in extent, and pose a significant threat to BC's environment, economy, and/or human health. These species have been identified as a result of an extensive review that considered their regulation and status in BC and bordering jurisdictions, presence elsewhere in similar environments to those that occur in BC, and special designations by federal government agencies. These invasive species are candidates for the BC Early Detection Rapid Response Program.

Search by the plant species' common name or scientific name below:
(other, non-plant invasive species will be posted soon)

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Status Reports are available for some species. More may be added as they become available. You can search for the alerts by the species' common name or scientific name below:

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