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Invasive Species Toolkit for Local Government: Information for local government, developers and real estate professionals

Invasive Species Council of BC
Published: 2014
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Invasive species can have significant economic and ecological impacts to communities, and local governments and real estate professionals have an important role to play in their management. This toolkit is a resource for real estate professionals, property owners, developers, local governments,
and elected officials. It provides information on invasive species management tools and options, and is intended to be used in conjunction with the ISCBC’s Legislative Guidebook for Invasive Plant Management in BC (
The toolkit includes:
  • Recommendations and tools available to developers and real estate professionals regarding invasive species on private lands
  • Local government jurisdiction and enabling legislation for local invasive species control programs
  • Non-regulatory approaches to invasive plant management
  • Recommendations for bylaws and development review processes
  • Information on determining responsibility and management of private property impacted by invasive species
  • Examples of existing bylaws and successful local government initiatives in BC
  • Tips for getting started
  • Key resources and reporting tools available on invasive species in BC

Subject Areas:
  • Invasive Species
  • Invasive Species Management Plan
  • Regulatory Bylaw
  • Background Information
  • Best Practices
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