CRISP – Capital Region Invasive Species Partnership


Efficient and effective invasive species management: increasing regional collaboration, information sharing, planning and programs.


Invasive species pose threats to our economy, environment and humans, including health.

CRISP Programs

Our programs provide support to public and private lands with high risk new invasive plant species.

Public Programs

CRISP provides public outreach and education for landowners and residents within the CRISP area.  We provide assistance to the public and receive reports for priority invasive species, especially new and high-risk invaders.  We can also help you to find other resources and contacts for invasive species and related issues.  

Partnership Programs

Local governments in the mainland Capital Region work together on CRISP and with other regional and provincial partners to tackle invasive species issues.  We have a Regional EDRR Program (Early Detection Rapid Response), we support CRISP members for public outreach and coordinate staff training for CRISP member agencies on these issues.  CRISP is also currently working with partners to increase work on invasives species in the region for mapping, inventories and research.  We support a restoration approach to tackling invasive species issues, especially for natural areas.  

CRISP aims to increase collaborative approaches to addressing invasive species.

Regional EDRR Program

CRISP provides a regional early detection rapid response (EDRR) program for high priority new invaders like Knotweed and Giant Hogweed and outreach/support to other priority species like European Fire Ants.

Provincial Programs

Find out more about helpful Provincial Programs including: Plantwise, Play Clean Go, Don’t Let It Loose, Clean Drain Dry and BC EDRR response programs.

Public Outreach

CRISP provides support to the public: reporting and assistance for priority invasive species, information and contacts, public alert sheets, outreach at community events and more.