Invasive species to be removed from Ambleside pond
Jun 27, 2018
American bullfrogs are invasive predators that have become established in some wetland areas in the District of West Vancouver. Bullfrogs are one of the most damaging of alien species: they can cause the extinction of native frogs, will eat insects, birds and small mammals, causing substantial ecological decline. Their harmful influence on the native ecosystem requires the District to seek methods to control their expanding population.
The District will conduct an American bullfrog population control pilot program in Ambleside Park this summer. A range of methods will be used to remove adults and tadpoles. Results of the pilot program will be used to inform future management measures.