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Invasive Plant Control in Protected Areas of BC.

Posted February 15, 2014 | Categories : Invasive Species,Reports |

 

Invasive Plants in B.C.’s Protected Lands, A Strategic Plan  by Brian Wikeem and Valerie A. Miller for Laura Darling,  Protected areas Ecologist, Ministry of the Environment. , Victoria.

See the full PDF:
Early Detection Rapid Response Program 
for B.C. Invasive Plants
BC Inter-Ministry Invasive Species Working Group

See the 2011/2012 Annual Report  B.C. Invasive Plant Early Response rapid Detection Program

This panel refers to the Control of the Invasive Species Phragmites  australis (Cav.) Trin.ex.Steud.subsp.australis. This is a semi aquatic emergent invasive reed grass that has been dealt with in the Galiano Bog Ecological reserve:  More information to follow.

 

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I am particularly concerned about this species as it is almost indistinguishable  from the native species .  In November 2009 , ERRDP determined that  a population of Phragmites was the invasive species. By DNA analysis it was determined to be the native species, Phragmites  australis (Cav.) Trin.ex.Steud.subsp.americanus.

This Case study tells about it: A new Lease on Life for a Rare Native Marsh Plant Phragmites australis subsp. americanus:  A Note of Caution when Attempting to Control Invasive Species