The Province uses Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to manage invasive species. IPM is a decision-making process for managing pests (in this case, invasive species) in an effective, economical, and environmentally sound way. It is a proactive and preventative approach that incorporates a variety of control and treatment options for invasive species. Control strategies may include a combination of behavioural, biological, chemical, cultural and mechanical methods to reduce invasive species populations to acceptable levels.
The Province follows the IPM approach to make decisions based on science and the best information available. This approach includes the following components. Click on each to find out more.
The images below demonstrate various forms of management used in IPM.