Early Detection & Rapid Response


Early Detection Rapid Response (EDRR) is a proactive approach to managing new invasive species to BC that prevents establishment and subsequent impacts through targeted species risk assessment, verification, containment and eradication.  BC EDRR activities are guided by the BC Invasive Species EDRR Plan, which provides detailed direction on the decisions and actions required to address new incursions anywhere in BC.

Provincial Priority Species Profiles – The BC Inter-Ministry Invasive Species Working Group (IMISWG) has evaluated candidate species for EDRR to determine likelihood of occurrence, establishment, spread and assessed which pose the greatest threat to BC’s environment, economy and human health. The resulting province-wide list represents the top threats to BC from all categories of species – plants, animals, insects and other.