Whistler’s Worst Weeds


Whistler’s 5 Worst Weeds

  • Have you seen these plants? Are they growing in your garden?
  • Did you know that they cause a variety of negative impacts to Whistler’s ecosystems and economy?
  • These 5 species have been identified as the 5 Worst Weeds in Whistler, and we invite you to learn more.

Through years of experience in invasive species management in the Whistler area, and consultation with local partners and experts, SSISC developed a list of high priority species specifically for the Whistler area. These are species that either have a significant impact on the local ecosystems and economy, or have the potential to cause a significant impact if they are not controlled. They are also species that are sometimes still planted in gardens, by people who are unaware that they are invasive. SSISC is actively working to eradicate these species completely from the Whistler area. With the help of residents that know what they look like and how to report them, we will be able to do this much quicker. Explore the Wanted posters and factsheets below to find out more about these five species.