Invasive Plant Pest Management Plans & Pesticide Use Permits

Pest management plans and pesticide use permits provide direction and support for the use of integrated pest management activities to control invasive species under the Integrated Pest Management Act and Regulation.  

Pest Management Plans

Pest management plans (PMPs) outline an integrated pest management approach for the control of invasive plants on Crown land, and includes prevention strategies, manual/mechanical treatment methods, biological and cultural control methods, and chemical control methods.

Southern Interior

Central & Northern

South Coastal

South Coastal - Mainland

Pesticide Use Permits

A pesticide use permit (PUP) is an authorization to sell pesticides, apply pesticides to public or private land, to apply pesticides as a service, or for specified industrial uses on water.

Nimpkish River Knotweed

The purpose of the Nimpkish River knotweed pesticide use permit is to control Bohemian knotweed (fallopis x bohemica), Japanese knotweed (fallopia japonica), and Himalayan knotweed (polygonum polystachyum) in the area between water’s edge and the high water mark, and the area between the high water mark and one-meter above the high water mark along a 70 km stretch of the Upper Nimpkish River.

Victoria Lake Knotweed

The purpose of the Victoria Lake pesticide use permit is to control invasive knotweed spp. (Fallopia x bohemica, F. japonica, Reynoutria sachalinensis) in the area between water’s edge and the high water mark, and the area between the high water mark and one-meter above the high water mark along a 44 km stretch of the Victoria Lake shoreline and a small area on the west shore of the lake.

Spartina

The purpose of the spartina pesticide use permit is to eliminate invasive intertidal cordgrasses (spartina spp.) on cobble beach, salt marsh, and intertidal mudflats (at low tide). located in Boundary Bay, Robert’s Bank, and Burrard Inlet. The treatment area may expand to Sturgeon Banks and to the central east coast of Vancouver Island, including Comox, Courtenay and Deep Bay.