Priority Invasive Species
The Inter-Ministry Invasive Species Working Group analyzes the risk of proposed
candidates for EDRR. Currently 23 species are being managed under the provincial
The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations has evaluated more
than 320 terrestrial and aquatic plant species to determine likelihood of occurrence,
establishment, spread and which pose the greatest threat to BC's environment, economy
and human health. Species evaluations are ongoing and management recommendations
updated as required. Currently 45 plant species are candidates for Early Detection
Rapid Response (EDRR), and an additional 109 species are recommended for other levels
It is important to note that there are many other groups doing important work specific
to a region. This province-wide list represents the top threats from all categories
of species - plants, animals, insects and other.
Recently a bat in Washington was discovered suffering from White-nose Syndrome.
For more information on this devastating invasive animal disease, please view this factsheet.
It isn't yet a confirmed fungus in BC, but there is great concern about this Bsal
For more information on this fungus that causes ulcerations on the skin of salamanders
and newts, please view this factsheet.
Invasive species categories
Click one of the invasive species categories below to view the factsheets currently
available in each category. More factsheets are added on a regular basis, as they
Proposed Prohibited Noxious Weeds for BC: pdf file - Excel file.
To find an individual species in the gallery below, click the Initial letter of
the species name:
Report Priority Invasive Species