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Working together to prevent the spread of invasive species and to protect and restore habitat!

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Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Services:

New Invaders Program

In Areas D and E the RDKB offers a New Invaders Program that will treat up to 5 acres of priority invasive plant with herbicicde at no charge to the landowner.  For more information contact us or click the RDKB button.

50% Cost Share Program

In Areas D and E the RDKB offers a 50% Cost Share Program that will cover half the cost of herbicide treatment by an approved contractor up to 5 acres of the listed species of invasive plants.  For more information contact us or click the RDKB button. 

Loan Out Program

The RDKB operates an Equipment Loan Out Program in the Boundary.  You can borrow a variety of different spray equipment as well as a grass seeder to help manage you property.  For more information contact us or click the RDKB button.

Get Involved

You can help stop the spread of invasive species!

Prevent the spread.

Protect habitat.

Restore ecosystems.

Report infestations.

Identification

Programs

Prevent Protect Restore

Invasive species affect all of us.  The cause reduction in property values, increase fire hazard, destroy habitat for native wildlife and birds, reduce populations of native species, accelerate soil erosion and stream sedimentation, reduce crop yield and quality, increase cost for crop production, impact recreational opportunities and they take away from the beauty of the landscape.

Best Practices

Property Development

Stop Invasive Species In Your Tracks

  • Remove plants, animals and mud from boots, gear, pets and vehicles.

  • Clean your gear before entering and leaving the recreation site.

  • Stay on designated roads and trails.

  • Use Certified or local firewood and hay.

Apps

ID and Management

WeedsBPM App store

WeedsBPM Play store

WeedsBMP

Plans and Reports

Interesting Information

Did you know...?

Habitat loss is the greatest threat to biodiversity.  The second greatest threat is from invasive species.  

Invasive species are defined as organisms (plant, animal, fungus, or bacterium) that are not native and have negative effects on a region's environment, economy, or public health.