Follow Up Report: Update on Control of Invasive Plants
Monitoring and control of invasive plants is important because of the serious environmental, economic, and health consequences they can have. For example, invasive plants can displace native species and disrupt the functioning of natural ecosystems.
In 2006, the Forest Practices Board made several recommendations to government to help improve the province’s invasive plant legislation and to better define agency roles and responsibilities in effectively dealing with invasive plants. The Board has followed up to see what changes have occurred as a result of its recommendations.