Invasive species are plants, animals, and microbes that are not naturally found in B.C. and that can potentially harm our environment, health or economy. These invasive species can negatively impact humans, other animals and/or ecosystems by establishing quickly and spreading rapidly. It is important to note that not all non-native species become invasive.
The District of North Saanich is a member of the Capital Region Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP) where we work collaboratively with other local governments within the CRD. Providing support and advice, CRISP assists its members with identifying and managing high risk invasive species.
While there are many pieces of legislation used to address invasive plants, the District of North Saanich follows the BC Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations Invasive Plant Legislation.
Reporting Invasive Species
- Private Lands: Contact the District of North Saanich Parks department.
- Public Lands: Contact CRISP via: