It is easy to report weeds using the BC Government smartphone application Report-A-Weed BC.
Land ownership (Crown or Private land) determines the best way to submit a report of an invasive species.
For Invasive Plants located on Crown land, report the species of concern on-line at: Report-A-Weed BC.
Download the mobile app for Android and iPhone (sorry folks, not for iPads). This app allows members of the public to report weeds while they are on the go or in the field. Reports submitted in the Report-A-Weed app are entered into the BC Provincial Invasive Alien Plant Program (IAPP) database, and verified by staff on the ground.
Either way, the information that you report is used to help with Invasive Plant Management efforts in the East Kootenays!
The RDEK has the responsibility to carry out education, awareness, compliance and enforcement activities for invasive plants on private property.
The East Kootenay is relatively free from most AIS; we want to keep it that way!