Alien invasive species

Alien invasive species do not occur naturally in ecosystems in B.C. Their threat to the province's agriculture, forestry and environment is serious – they can:

  • Disrupt natural ecosystem processes
  • Alter soil chemistry to prevent the regrowth of native plants and economic crops
  • Increase soil erosion
  • Poison livestock and wildlife
  • Increase risk of wildfires
  • Interfere with forest regeneration
  • Cause allergic reactions, severe skin abrasions and burns

Find out how these species get here and see what the government is doing about it:

You Can Help

Detecting, preventing and controlling these pests is important. Report any suspected alien invasive species you find: