Noxious Weeds & Invasive Plants

What are Noxious Weeds?
Noxious weeds, also called invasive plants, are non‑native plant species that invade our ecosystems and out-compete local plants and cultivated crops for water, nutrients and light. Highly adaptable and difficult to control, these invasive plants grow aggressively without the insect predators and plant diseases that kept them in check in their native habitats.

Identifying Noxious and Invasive Weeds
You can check out the Noxious Weeds of the North Okanagan & Invasive Plants Guide brochure for colour photos and descriptions of noxious and invasive weeds. The brochure is also available at the District of Coldstream office.

Impacts of Invasive Plants

  • Rapidly displace native plant species that provide habitat for wildlife, and food for people and livestock.
  • Pose a threat to rare ecosystems.
  • Increase the frequency of wildfires and reduce survival rates of native species following fire.
  • Along waterways, may result in erosion, sedimentation and loss of aquatic habitat.

What You Can Do
The Weed Control Act of BC and the Weed Control Regulation imposes a duty on landowners to control noxious weeds. Without widespread cooperation and a commitment by individuals to address the problem, the efforts of weed programs such as the RDNO's can only have limited success. Please do your part by learning more about invasive plants and get actively involved, for the sake of our environment and economy. Together, we can make a difference!

How to Contact

For further information about noxious weeds, please contact the District of Coldstream at 250-545-5304 or Bob Bibby by phone at 250-550-1503 or by email at building@coldstream.ca

 

 

Address

The District of Coldstream
9901 Kalamalka Road
Coldstream, BC V1B 1L6
Tel: (250) 545-5304
Fax: (250) 545-4733
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closed on Statutory Holidays
 
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