Wylie Thomas narrates this video about a growing garden pest. He is a restoration practitioner and conservation biologist with the Coastal Invasive Species Committee which represents diverse stakeholders throughout Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, and the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.
Wylie has a diploma in restoration of natural systems from the University of Victoria. He also has a BSc. in Biology from McGill University, and a Master’s in Environmental Studies from York University. Wylie has been an active volunteer in invasive species removal projects around the Victoria region since relocating from Toronto in 2008. He is based in Oak Bay, B.C.
Use this link for more information about the Coastal Invasive Species Committee.
Capital Region Invasive Species Program
The CRD maintains a regional priority invasive species list that divides plants into management groups based on the status of their spread throughout the region. The CRD also takes a pro-active approach to finding, identifying, and addressing invasive species before they become widely established and cause harm to the natural environment, the economy, or public or livestock health.
Use this detailed chart to identify any of these invasive species. Contact the CRD for further assistance.