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.

Provincial Programs

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Find out more about Provincial invasive programs.  These programs have helpful information and tools for the public and land managers.  These programs help CRISP and others meet local goals:


PlantWise is a provincial program that supports the (ornamental) horticulture industry’s transition to become invasive-free, and is helping gardeners and industry understand which plants are invasive and harmful to our communities, and to make ‘PlantWise’ choices.

Play Clean Go

Want to know how you can help prevent the spread of invasives, especially in natural areas? As a camper, trail user, fieldworker and homeowner: you can take action.

Don’t Let it Loose

Unwanted pet or aquarium? Never release plants and animals into the wild or dump aquariums or water garden debris into rivers, streams, lakes or storm sewers!  Find out more

Clean Drain Dry

Boaters! Please “clean drain dry” all boats and equipment to help reduce the spread of invasive plants and organisms to BC waters.


Provincial EDRR

The Province of BC has an EDRR (early detection rapid response) program for high risk species new to British Columbia.  Find out more about provincial priority species.  A few species the province is working on in the CRISP region include: Shiny Geranium and invasive Fire Ants:

Shiny Geranium
Invasive Fire Ants
Other provincial priority species