Invasive plants are non-native plants that have been introduced to British Columbia where we lack the insect predators and plant pathogens that help keep them in check in their native habitats. They are the second greatest threat to global biodiversity, after habitat destruction.
These plants out-compete native vegetation and spread quickly if left untreated. They destroy food sources and take over important habitats for native plants and animals. Some are even hazardous to human health.
Council created the Invasive Plants Working Group to develop a five-year strategy to manage and control invasive plants in West Vancouver.
The strategy was approved by Council June 16, 2014.