Invasive Species

Species Management

We partner with local farmers in an effort to identify, manage, and wipe out invasive species in the Lakeland.

Aquatic Invasive Species

Albertans play an important role in protecting waterways from aquatic invasive species. Everyone who enjoys Alberta's waterways can play a role in keeping our aquatic ecosystems healthy. Watercrafts are one way non-native species end up in Alberta. By following a few simple steps, boat owners can help reduce the impact introduced species have on our native wildlife. Here is a checklist to follow before you bring a boat into Alberta. 1. Clean Clean and inspect watercraft, trailer, and gear. Remove all plants, animals, and mud at the access area or dock. At home, soak your gear ...

Himalayan Balsam

(Poor Man’s Orchid, Policeman’s Helmet, Indian Balsam, Touch-me-not) Himalayan Balsam is a prohibited noxious weed. It has the potential to take over native vegetation forming a monoculture and destroying wildlife habitat and waterfowl breeding grounds. They can outcompete cattails, rushes, and ...


Clubroot is a serious soil-bourne disease in cruciferous crops, most notably canola. The disease causes galls or clubs to form on the root structure of the plant and then the premature death of the plant. Yield losses are estimated to ...

If you have questions about invasive species management, please contact us:

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For further information on species management, visit the Alberta Invasive Species Council website.

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