Invasive Plants T.I.P.S.

T.I.P.S., or Targeted Invasive Plant Solutions, is a series created as a resource available to the public and to collaborators involved in invasive plant management across the province.

Each T.I.P.S. publication focuses on the best management practices, and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) principles, for either an operational activity or a specific invasive plant species. T.I.P.S. publications are developed with input from a board range of technical and industry advisors to ensure that prevention and management options are comprehensive and current.

There are 16 T.I.P.S. for the following invasive plant species:

Blueweed (pdf - 1.46 MB)
Canada Thistle (pdf - 339 kb)
Common Tansy (pdf - 301 kb)
Giant Hogweed (pdf - 327 kb)
Gorse (pdf - 285 kb)
Himalayan Blackberry (pdf - 320 kb)
Hoary Alyssum (pdf - 322 kb)
Invasive Knotweeds (pdf - 310 kb)
Marsh Plume Thistle (pdf - 887 kb)
Orange Hawkweed (pdf - 929 kb)
Oxeye Daisy (pdf - 283 kb)
Scentless Chamomile (pdf - 346 kb) 
Scotch Broom (pdf - 280 kb)
Spotted Knapweed (pdf - 311 kb)
Sulphur Cinquefoil (pdf - 273 kb)
Tansy Ragwort (pdf - 1.19 MB)

In Your Words...

  • “Parks Canada and Canadians have benefited from the partnership to have on-the-ground Hot Spots crews, and we would be happy to work with a crew in the future at one of our many national parks and national historic sites that are in need of invasive plant management.”

    Brian Reader, Species at Risk Manager, Parks Canada

  • "We had a great hike at Kenna Cartwright Park. The kids built a snowman and we all enjoyed the views. The outreach worker showed us some plants that don't belong in the park, gave us info about them and what to do about them, and gave us all some cool gifts from the Invasive Plant Council. Thank you!"

    Susan Hammond, Kamloops Young Naturalist Club

  • “Thank you for orchestrating access to the Hot Spots crew for GINPR.  This crew allowed us to move the restoration project on Princess Margaret ahead by months if not by years.”

    Wayne Bourque, Superintendent of Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, Parks Canada

  • “I am impressed with the coverage of the GIS mapping data now available. I will be developing an Invasive Species Management Plan for Pacific Spirit over the next several years and these maps will help as a coarse indication of current conditions, and in guiding initial inventory and monitoring efforts.”

    Markus Merkens, Pacific Spirit Park area manager, Metro Vancouver

  • “Our crew has finished their work at Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site and Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. I want to thank you, on behalf of Parks Canada, for providing the crew to us. They were well-trained and got a lot of important restoration work done in our nationally-important heritage areas.”

    Brian Reader, Species at Risk Manager, Parks Canada

  • “Working with the Hot Spots crew in Saanich in 2010, we practiced different methods to treat knotweed with glyphosate using the injection gun on several sites. With these skills I was able to implement Saanich's first knotweed eradication pesticide treatment program for private properties.”

    Donna Wong, Environmental Stewardship Officer, District of Saanich

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