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.
- Invasive Plant Pest Management Plan for Provincial Public Lands within the Southern Interior (PMP #402-0678-19-24) (PDF, 1MB)
Central & Northern
- NEW Invasive Plant Pest Management Plan for Provincial Public Lands within Central and Northern BC #FLNR C&N BC 402-0680-20/25 (PDF, 892KB)
- Invasive Plant Pest Management Plan for Provincial Public Lands within the South Coast (PMP#402-0677-19-24)
- South Coastal Plan Area Map (PDF, 3MB)
South Coastal - Mainland
- Invasive Plant Pest Management Plan for Provincial Public Lands within the South Coastal Mainland of BC #FLNR-PMP 102-0670-16/21 (PDF, 1.5MB)
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.
- Nimpkish River Knotweed Pesticide Use Permit #738-0027-18-21 (2018-2021)(PDF, 496KB)
- Nimpkish River Knotweed Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 324KB)
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.
- Victoria Lake Knotweed Pesticide Use Permit #738-0028-18-21 (2018-2021)(PDF, 1.8MB)
- Victoria Lake Knotweed Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 310KB)
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.
- NEW Pesticide Use Permit #402-0675-19/22 - Lower Mainland (2019-2022)(PDF, 1.4MB)
- NEW Spartina Pesticide Use Permit #402-0674-19/22 - East Coast Vancouver Island (2019 - 2022) (PDF, 425KB)
- Spartina Treatment Plan (PDF, 1.4MB)
- Proposed Spartina Treatment Areas (PDF, 605.7KB)
- Control of Invasive Cordgrasses (Spartina) Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 455.1KB)