Thompson Nicola Invasive Plant Management Committee

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Wildfire Invasive Plant Program

Mike Dedels, P.Ag. is coordinating the Wildfire Invasive Plant Program
email mdedels@tnrd.ca or call 250-377-6297 if you would like to participate in the following programs or have any questions, including weed identification.

CONTROL: The TNRD will be offering full funding or assistance for Invasive Plant control on private properties within and adjacent to burned areas over the next 3 years. This may include chemical, biological or mechanical controls.  If you have Invasive Plants on your property and would like some help with control please fill in the form below (Those sections with an * are required).

APPROVAL MUST BE OBTAINED PRIOR TO COMMENCING WORK. THE TNRD WILL CONTACT YOU AFTER SUBMISSION OF THE FORM  TO DETERMINE THE AMOUNT OF FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR TREATMENT ON YOUR PROPERTY BASED ON SIZE OF INFESTATION, TYPE OF WEED, ETC. 

The TNRD will also be scheduling control over MOTI roadways within and adjacent to the Elephant Hill fire over the next 3 years. 
If you know of companies or groups that may be interested in doing mechanical control, such as pulling or cutting, get them to contact us.

SEEDING:  One of the first roles of the program is to provide competition for Invasive Plants.  The TNRD will supply seed for areas disturbed by wildfire or control efforts, and may be able to help spread it for you.
The TNRD completed aerial seeding on severely burned private lands and hand-seeding of some smaller properties in May 2019.  We will look at a fall 2019 aerial program to seed areas identified over the season, including burned areas logged this year.
If you are interested in seeding on your property please fill out the form, below.

EDUCATION: Many residents have taken an active role in Invasive Plant control over the years and understand them well.
Others, including many of the visitors to the area, have a limited understanding of Invasives, their impacts and control. 
We completed our first 2 informational open houses on June 15th and are available over the next 3 years to help improve knowledge of Invasive Plants. 
If you know of an educational opportunity where we could discuss our programs pass it along and we will do our best to attend. 

TNRD Wildfire Invasive Plant Prevention and Control


*The TNRD reserves the right to enter said lands and inspect the work to verify its accuracy and completeness. The TNRD reserves the right to release the weed treatment information to the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations, and Rural Development - Invasive and Alien Plant Program (IAPP) database. No personal information will be released. The TNRD shall not be involved in laying out treatment areas, selecting the pesticide applicator, pesticide to be used, applying the pesticide, or other matters of an operational nature. The landowner is solely responsible for all work done by the applicator. In the case of seeding the TNRD makes no representation regarding the effectiveness of seeding for erosion control. Seeding may also result in additional growth that may contribute to fire hazard.