Need advice, tools, or support in managing invasive plants on your property?  If so, the Landowner Assistance Program is the place to look.  Developed for both the large rural and small urban landowner in mind; the Landowner Assistance Program has many options available to make controlling invasive plants that much easier.  Landowner’s within the electoral areas of the CRD and participating municipalities (City of Quesnel, City of Williams Lake, and District of Wells) are eligible to participate in any one of the Landowner Assistance Program’s options per year, with the exception of equipment loan out.  

Invasive-Plants-Lap Frequently Asked Questions

Landowner’s will receive one free treatment on their property up to the lesser of 10 acres or one full work day.  Treatment is applicable only on invasive plant species listed within the CCCIPC Regional Strategic Plan, BC Weed Control Act, or CRD’s Invasive Plant Management Regulation Bylaw No. 4949.  This service is on a first come, first serve basis.  Treatments will be scheduled where possible between the months of May to October. 

Landowner’s requiring assistance in identifying invasive plant species presence and management recommendations for their property are encouraged to request an assessment by Invasive Plant Management staff.  An assessment can especially assist landowner’s with making a decision as to which Landowner Assistance Program option to participate in.

Participating landowners will receive a demonstration amount of herbicide to treat invasive plants listed within the CCCIPC Regional Strategic Plan, BC Weed Control Act, or CRD’s Invasive Plant Regulation Bylaw No. 4949 on their property.  Herbicide product and demonstration amount dispensed will be dependant on invasive plant species and site conditions, but will not exceed 2L.  Landowner’s will be required to attend a dispensing session to receive herbicide unless they hold a valid Pesticide Applicator Certificate.  

Landowner’s may obtain heavy duty bags for the disposal of invasive plant material at all CRD office locations.  Bagged invasive plant material may be disposed of in refuse bins at all transfer stations within the Cariboo Regional District.  

Some invasive plant species have natural organisms that can be used to reduce their populations.  These organisms are usually natural enemies of the invasive plants in their native environments.  This option is dependant upon availability of biocontrol agents and site suitability.  If you are interested in this option, please contact the CRD Invasive Plant Management Program for further information.  

Landowner’s are welcome to borrow CRD Invasive Plant Management Program spray equipment from May to October.  Truck sprayers, ATV sprayers, and backpack sprayers are available for loan on a first come, first serve basis for 7 days at a time.

This option is suited to landowners with invasive plant infestations requiring more herbicide than is available through the Herbicide Dispensing option to provide adequate control.  50% of the cost of herbicide purchases will be reimbursed to landowners up to a maximum amount of $500.00.  Herbicide must be used to treat invasive plants in the CCCIPC Regional Strategic Plan, BC Weed Control Act, or CRD’s Invasive Plant Regulations Bylaw No. 4949.  Interested landowners need to apply and receive approval before receiving the rebate.  This option is on a first come, first serve basis; applications can be submitted for approval at the beginning of each calendar year for the year the herbicide is to be purchased. 

This option is suited to landowners with invasive plant infestations that are beyond their capacity to treat or for those who would rather have a professional conduct the treatment.  50% of the cost of treatments by a qualified, CRD approved invasive plant management contractor will be reimbursed to landowners up to a maximum amount of $2,500.00.  Treatments must be conducted on invasive plants listed in the CCCIPC Regional Strategic Plan, BC Weed Control Act, or CRD’s Invasive Plant Management Regulation Bylaw No 4949.  Interested landowners need to apply and receive approval before receiving the rebate.  This option is on a first come, first serve basis; applications can be submitted for approval at the beginning of each calendar year for the year the treatment is to be conducted.


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