• REMOVE plants, animals & mud from boots, gear, pets & vehicle.

  • CLEAN your gear before entering & leaving the recreation site.

  • STAY on designated roads & trails.

  • USE CERTIFIED or local firewood & hay.


Guided by our National Firewood Working Group, and based on work by the Canada Food Inspection Agency, Buy Local, Burn Local is a campaign focused on helping firewood producers, retailers and campgrounds to prevent the spread of invasive forest pests through safe firewood practices. We have developed a number of resources available for download and print, distribution, as well as available for you to adapt to suit your need.


Escaped horticultural plants (including garden, pond and aquarium plants) can have serious impacts on biological diversity in wild habitats, and resource quality in cultivated fields.


Be Plant Wise is a program that supports the (ornamental) horticulture industry’s transition to become invasive free and is helping gardeners and industry understand which plants are invasive and harmful to our communities and tom make ‘Plant Wise’ choices.


Invasive species are plants, animals or other organisms that are not native to the local area, and have serious impacts on our environment, economy and society. Invasive species can out-compete native species for food and space, damage ecosystems, disrupt food sources and introduce parasites and disease. They also harm local economies by discouraging recreation, decreasing property values, and interfering with navigation and water control structures. Invasive species cost Canada billions of dollars per year. Some of the most serious invasive species were originally sold as pets or plants for water gardens and aquariums