The provincial government is providing $91,000 to the Cariboo Regional District and $22,000 to the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Invasive Plant Committee to control the spread of invasive plants.
The funding will be invested in activities such as raising public awareness, surveying invasive plant populations and actively treating high-priority sites to control the spread of invasive plants.
Invasive plants are not native to a particular ecosystem and have the potential to displace long-established species. They can cause considerable economic and environmental damage. Invasive plants may disrupt natural ecosystems, reduce biodiversity, increase soil erosion, alter soil chemistry and adversely affect commercial crops.