Best Management Practices

Best Management Practices for Practitioners

Metro Vancouver, in collaboration with the Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver (ISCMV) has developed several Regional Best Management Guides for common invasives.

These BMP’s are a series of species-specific guides developed for use by practitioners (e.g., local government staff, crews, project managers, contractors, consultants, developers, stewardship groups, and others who have a role in invasive species management).

And while the BMPs are aimed at practitioners operating in the lower mainland, much of the information provided in them is relevant across BC. At SSISC, we rely on them heavily for species-specific identification, control, and monitoring information. Together, these best practices provide a compendium of guidance that has been tested locally by many researchers and operational experts.

They are available on the ISCMV’s website, or below.

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American Bullfrog Metro Van BMP (August 2021)
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Butterfly Bush Metro Van BMP (June 2023)
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English & Irish Ivies Metro Van BMP (August 2021)
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English Holly Metro Van BMP (August 2023)
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European Chafer Beetle Metro Van BMP (August 2021)
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European Fire Ant Metro Van BMP (August 2021)
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Garlic Mustard Metro Van BMP (June 2022)
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Giant Hogweed Metro Van BMP (August 2021)
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Hedge Bindweed Metro Van Metro Van BMP (August 2021)
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Himalayan Balsam Metro Van BMP (August 2021)
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Himalayan Blackberry Metro Van BMP (August 2021)
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Knotweed Metro Van BMP (August 2021)
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Orange Hawkweed Metro Van BMP (June 2023)
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Parrot's Feather Metro Van BMP (August 2021)
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Poison Hemlock Metro Van BMP (June 2023)
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Purple Loosestrife Metro Van BMP (August 2021)
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Reed Canarygrass Metro Van BMP (August 2021)
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Scotch Broom Metro Van BMP (August 2021)
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Spurge Laurel Metro Van BMP (June 2022)
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Wild Chervil Metro Van BMP (August 2021)
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Yellow Archangel (Lamium) Metro Van BMP (August 2021)
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Yellow Flag Iris Metro Van BMP (August 2021)

Best Management Practices for Residents

Metro Vancouver, in collaboration with the Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver have also developed several Regional Best Management Guides for common invasives specifically for residents.

These are factsheet-style resources, which provide information about impacts, identification, prevention, control, and ways you can help stop the spread of several invasive species of concern. They are available on the Metro Vancouver website, or below.

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American Bullfrog Residents Factsheet (July 2023)
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Butterfly Bush Residents Factsheet (July 2023)
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English and Irish Ivy Residents Factsheet (August 2021)
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English Holly Residents Factsheet (August 2021)
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European Chafer Beetle Residents Factsheet (August 2021)
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European Fire Ants Residents Factsheet (August 2021)
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Garlic Mustard Residents Factsheet (June 2022)
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Giant Hogweed Residents Factsheet (August 2021)
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Hedge Bindweed Residents Factsheet (August 2021)
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Himalayan Balsam Residents Factsheet (August 2021)
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Himalayan Blackberry Residents Factsheet (August 2021)
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Knotweeds Residents Factsheet (August 2021)
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Orange Hawkweed Residents Factsheet (July 2023)
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Parrot's Feather Residents Factsheet (August 2021)
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Poison Hemlock Residents Factsheet (June 2022)
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Purple Loosestrife Residents Factsheet (August 2021)
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Reed Canarygrass Residents Factsheet (August 2021)
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Scotch Broom Residents Factsheet (August 2021)
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Spurge Laurel Residents Factsheet (June 2022)
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Wild Chervil Residents Factsheet (August 2022)
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Yellow Archangel Residents Factsheet (August 2021)
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Yellow Flag Iris Residents Factsheet (August 2021)

Industry-specific Best Management Practices

Click on the links below to download the Invasive Species Council of BC’s Best Management Practices resources specific to different industries.

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Government of British Columbia

Click on the links below for general information about best management practices pertaining to invasive species from the Government of British Columbia:

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WeedsBMP App

The Best Management Practices for Livestock and Forage Producers app (WeedsBMP app) is based on the Guide to Weeds in BC and includes updated information on 95 invasive plant species directly relevant to forage and livestock production.

The WeedsBMP app offers in depth information and imagery for identification as well as various ways in which to manage each species, including sources and contacts for more information. It is available on Google Play and in the App Store.

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Weeds BMP App

Links

You can also find regional, species-specific best management practice information on our site: