Invasive Vegetation and Weed Management

Invasive vegetation species, when introduced into an environment, often thrive and out-compete native species for habitat resources resulting in devastating impacts. To protect BC’s native ecosystems, government regulations have been implemented in order to control the introduction and spread invasive species.

According to the provincial Weed Control Act and local municipal requirements, common BC invasive plant species (e.g., Japanese knotweed, Himalayan blackberry, English ivy, Scotch broom) are required to be managed and properly disposed of at designated disposal sites.

Our QEPs and biologists are prepared to work closely with our clients to determine a management solution for any invasive species identified within a site. PLG’s staff have experience in providing guidance and conducting on-site weed removal and disposal. Our QEPs have prepared invasive species and weed control plans for many construction projects. Control plans may include manual removal and/or chemical treatment, dependent on the type and extent of each species. Plans are project-specific and designed to meet the needs of the client and regulatory criteria.


Talk to us

Talk to our environmental professionals. Please contact Melissa, a Registered Professional Biologist (RP.Bio) and BC Certified Erosion Sediment Control Lead (BC-CESCL) with experience in environmental and watercourse assessments, Riparian Areas Protection Regulation (RAPR) assessments, habitat restoration, invasive vegetation management, bird nest surveys, water quality and Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) monitoring, and the preparation of environmental reports and regulatory permits/approvals.