Kamloops, BC—July 20, 2021—the Thompson- Nicola Invasive Plant Management Committee (TNIPMC) is hosting an invasive plant field day in Clinton. Invasive plant specialists will be on site to share information on new invaders that are threatening the Elephant Hill Wildfire area. The TNIPMC welcomes private land owners, land managers and members of the public to attend and learn about these invasive plants and management options. Folks are welcome to bring their unknown plants for identification.
The field day will take place on July 21st, 2021, from 9am to 12pm at Reg Conn Centennial Park in Clinton. All participants must register by July 14th, 2021:
About Invasive Plants
Invasive plants are plants that do not occur naturally in B.C. The presence of invasive plants can cause environmental and/or economic harm, and some species can harm human health. They are extremely aggressive, reproduce rapidly, and often out-compete crops and native vegetation. Hoary alyssum is one of many invasive plants that are present within the TNRD that invades pastures and rangelands impacting forage production for livestock and wildlife. It is potentially toxic to horses.
About the TNIPMC
The Thompson Nicola Invasive Plant Management Committee is administered by the Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) and is comprised of 11 members with representation from a variety of perspectives (example, First nations, Industry, Government, Academia and more). We work together to stop the spread of invasive plants in the TNRD through treatment, education, coordination and communication. For more information visit www.tnipmc.com.
Coleen Hougen, Invasive Plant Management Coordinator
Thompson Nicola Invasive Plant Management Committee