2006 Invasive Plant Inventory In Parks and Protected Areas Of the Okanagan Region
The Okanagan Region governs more than 330,000 hectares of park, protected areas, ecological reserves and The Nature Trust of BC leaseback lands. The diversity of ecosystems that occur within these lands, support many of British Columbia’s identified species at risk. However, the introduction of various invasive plant species has severely threatened the integrity of these ecosystems. In response to this threat, the Okanagan Region Invasive Plant Program developed and implemented invasive plant management strategies, which require inventory and monitoring of invasive plant infestations. This project was designed to generate baseline mapping information of invasive plant infestations within specified areas of identified parks, protected areas, ecological reserves and The Nature Trust of BC leaseback lands.
These lands are listed below as follows: Myra Bellevue Provincial Park, Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park, Murdock Property -Leaseback Land, Kettle River Provincial Park, Trout Creek Ecological Reserve, Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park, Campbell-Brown Ecological Reserve, Schneider Property -Lease-Back Land, South Okanagan Grasslands Protected Area, and the White Lake Grasslands Protected Area. This report illustrates the mapped results of invasive plant inventories conducted during September and October of 2006, within select areas of these properties. Maps and associated data tables are presented for each property to allow for sections of this report to be used independently. Each section also provides a brief overview of inventory results and general management recommendations.
Including ER # 7 , 77, and 108