Invasive species are non-native plants and animals that can cause environmental, economic and social damage. Find out more about priority invasive species in the Capital Region.
Find out more about invasive species that are a priority for action in the CRISP region and what you can do. See CRISP Priority Invasive Plant list, find out about Invasive Ant outbreaks, get information about species to watch for and more.
Considered one of the world’s worst plant invaders, bamboo-like, highly aggressive knotweeds are large, hollow stemmed shrubs that form large stands that destroy habitat and impact infrastructure.
BC is dealing with outbreaks of invasive ants causing economic, health, recreation and other impacts. The European Fire Ant is an example: a small red ant (visible with a magnifying glass) that swarms and stings.
These are high-priority species not yet found in our region. Please help prevent introductions and report any sightings.