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.

Priority Invaders

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Priority invasive species are those that pose the greatest threats or impacts – and those species new to a region or that haven’t spread too far to control or eradicate.  

Prevention and early detection/ rapid response are two of the most important actions to successfully manage invasive species and their impacts.

You can help! CRISP works in partnership to prevent new high risk species outbreaks and to rapidly respond to new, high priority species.

Capital Region Priorities

More about regional priority species in the Capital Region and what to do:

CRISP Regional Priority Invasive Plant List

Invasive Species Information


Knotweed Species Alert



Giant Hogweed Alert


Eradicate Species Fieldsheet


Key Species: other sources

District of Saanich
Provincial Information
Invasive Species Council of BC
King County (Washington) Noxious Weed Program

Invasive Animal Information

European Fire Ant
CRD Canada Goose Management











The “Invasion Curve” shows that early detection of invasive species makes management and control costs easier and possible.  Unfortunately, public awareness typically begins when the species has spread too far to eradicate and control gets more expensive and difficult.  Prevention and early detection of invasives are important for successful invasive management.