Thompson Nicola Invasive Plant Management Committee


New Invaders

New invaders have limited populations or have not yet established in the TNRD, but are close to our borders. These plants are extremely invasive, and are a top priority in our management programs. Landowners may qualify for 100% rebate for chemical control of these plants on private land. The “New Invaders List” is determined and re-evaluated regularly by the Thompson-Nicola Invasive Plant Management Committee. This rebate may be applied for on a yearly basis for work done the same calendar year.

See the conditions below to find out how to qualify for the rebate:

  • 100% rebate only applies to the treatment of invasive plants included on the new invaders list:
    • Scotch thistle
    • Perennial pepperweed
    • Rush skeletonweed
    • Marsh plum thistle
    • Field scabious
    • Yellow starthistle
    • Knotweed(s)
  • The herbicide must be applied by a licensed applicator
  • The treatment area must be within a TNRD electoral area (outside of municipal boundaries)
  • Rebates are issued based on funding availability and the order the applications are received
  • Rebate application forms must be submitted along with supporting documents no later than October 1st of the same year the work is completed

Supporting documents include: 

  • Completed application form (below)
  • Copy of applicator's invoice
  • Treatment area map (completed by the applicator)
  • Herbicide Treatment Day Sheet (completed by the applicator)