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Provides links to resources in Canada with an interest in the prevention, control, or eradication of invasive species.


First Case of Whirling Disease in Canada (Aug 25, 2016)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of Whirling Disease in fish in Johnson Lake in Banff National Park. This is the first case of whirling disease in Canada. The federal and provincial governments will work together to develop an appropriate response plan as additional information about the disease situation is confirmed.

EDDMapS Alberta -- Invasive Plant Mapping in Alberta, Canada
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
EDDMapS Alberta, the Early Detection & Distribution Mapping System for Alberta, is an innovative web-based mapping tool which can be used to document the distribution of targeted invasive plants across Alberta, and help identify the leading edge of new infestations. Volunteers can learn how to collect data on invasive plants, and enter the data into EDDMapS Alberta through a web-based data entry form. The intent is to empower the public to become actively involved, in order to more effectively slow the spread of harmful invasive plants, and reduce their environmental and economic damage.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Update (Jul 2015)
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food.
We have been actively monitoring for brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) since 2011. As of June 2015, we have confirmed BMSB has established (breeding) populations at 5 locations in Ontario, but based on trap captures of adults and homeowner finds, we suspect a much wider distribution. Most BMSB in Ontario have been found by homeowners, and in some locations, multiple reports indicate that local populations have been established. There have been almost 300 confirmed BMSB homeowner finds in Ontario to date!

Ontario Releases Plan to Combat Invasive Species (Jul 3, 2012)
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.
Ontario has developed a plan to combat invasive species in order to protect the province's environment and its economy. The Ontario Invasive Species Strategic Plan (PDF | 2.89 MB) outlines Ontario's approach to the prevention, early detection, and rapid response to new invasive species and the effective management of existing invasive species like round goby, zebra mussels and the emerald ash borer. Several ministries will work together under the plan to ensure threats to the province's biodiversity and its economy are dealt with as effectively as possible.

Council or Task Force

Alberta Invasive Species Council
Alberta Invasive Species Council.
See also: Invasive Plant Mapping with EDDMapS Alberta

Invasive Plant Council of British Columbia
Invasive Plant Council of British Columbia.

Invasive Plants and Animals in Manitoba
Invasive Species Council of Manitoba.

Ontario Invasive Plant Council
Ontario Invasive Plant Council.

Yukon Invasive Species Council
Yukon Invasive Species Council.


Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network (CAISN)
University of Windsor; Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council; Fisheries and Oceans Canada; Transport Canada; Fednav Group.

Invasive Alien Species in Canada
Canadian Wildlife Federation; Environment and Climate Change Canada. Hinterland Who's Who.

Manitoba Purple Loosestrife Project
Manitoba Purple Loosestrife Project.

International Government

Plant Health
British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture.

Invasive Plant Program and Biocontrol Development Program
British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations. Resource Practices Branch.

Aquatic Invasive Species
Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Invasive Alien Species in Canada
Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Forest Invasive Alien Species
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service.

Surveillance of West Nile Virus
Health Canada. Population and Health Branch.

Invasive Species
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.

Crop Protection - Weeds
Government of Saskatchewan.


Invasive Species
University of British Columbia. Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia.


Vancouver Island & British Columbia Mainland's Grassroots Scotch Broom Containment Campaign - BroomBusters
Broombusters Invasive Plant Society.

Invasive Species
Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team.

Invasive Plants and Pests
Hamilton Conservation Authority.

Invasive Species Centre
Invasive Species Centre (Ontario).

Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan
Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan.

Don't Move a Mussel
Okanagan Basin Water Board. Okanagan Water Wise.

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters.

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Last Modified: Sep 26, 2016
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