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SSISC Publications

Invasive European Fire Ants Factsheet  

Toxic Invasive Plants in the Sea to Sky Corridor (pdf 1,299 KB)

Sea to Sky Corridor invasive plants:
A Guide to Identification and Management (pdf 7,950 KB)

SSISC brochure (pdf 486 KB)

Please contact us if you'd like to order paper copies of any of our publications.

Local Bylaws and Regulations

NEW! District of Squamish and Resort Municipality of Whistler Bylaw Compilation https://dk-media.s3.amazonaws.com/AA/AE/seatoskyinvasivespecies/downloads/283261/SSISC_Bylaws___Regulations_Compilation_for_District_of_Squamish_and_Resort_Municipality_of_Whistler.pdf

 

Other Resources

Controlling knotweed in BC - Please contact SSISC before attempting treatment of knotweed and be prepared for 3-5 years of follow up

Union of BC Municipalites resolution regarding invasive species September 2010 (pdf 65 KB)

Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver - Home
Coastal Invasive Species Council - Home
Whistler Biodiversity Project - Home
Report a Weed - Invasive Alien Plant Program (IAPP)
Field guide to noxious weeds of BC - Ministry of Agriculture and Lands
UBC’s Electronic Atlas of Plants - E-Flora
Invasive plants of southwestern BC - Home
University of California photo database - Home
Ministry of Forests & Range - IAPP
Ministry of Agriculture and Land - Weed Management
BC Invasive plant research database

Invasivores!

http://invasivore.org/

http://eattheinvaders.org

Invasive Species Timeline - http://eattheinvaders.org/we-came-over-on-the-mayflower-too/

 

Useful books:

Weeds of the West” (2006, 9th edition, Western Society of Weed Science)

Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest” (2006, Timber Press Field Guide)

Plants of Coastal British Columbia” (1994, Pojar & MacKinnon, BC Forest Service)

Field Guide to Noxious Weeds and Other Selected Invasive Plants of British Columbia” (2007, 6th Edition)

For fun:

YouTube video: The invasive garden gnome

Genesis - The Return Of The Giant Hogweed
Turn and run!
Nothing can stop them,
Around every river and canal their power is growing.
Stamp them out!
We must destroy them,
They infiltrate each city with their thick dark warning odour.

They are invincible,
They seem immune to all our herbicidal battering.

Long ago in the russian hills,
A victorian explorer found the regal hogweed by a marsh,
He captured it and brought it home.
Botanical creature stirs, seeking revenge.
Royal beast did not forget.
He came home to london,
And made a present of the hogweed to the royal gardens at kew.

Waste no time!
They are approaching.
Hurry now, we must protect ourselves and find some shelter
Strike by night!
They are defenceless.
They all need the sun to photosensitize their venom.

Still they're invincible,
Still they're immune to all our herbicidal battering.

Fashionable country gentlemen had some cultivated wild gardens,
In which they innocently planted the giant hogweed throughout the land.
Botanical creature stirs, seeking revenge.
Royal beast did not forget.
Soon they escaped, spreading their seed,
Preparing for an onslaught, threatening the human race.

The dance of the giant hogweed

Mighty hogweed is avenged.
Human bodies soon will know our anger.
Kill them with your hogweed hairs
Heracleum mantegazzianianum

Giant hogweed lives!

 

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