Priority setting, containment, and control

When it comes to managing invasive species, the BC government faces this challenge with a calculated, scientific approach.

In BC, invasive species are prioritized on a provincial scale, using a science-based risk assessment process. Management actions are further refined based on provincial and regional priorities. Government staff work with local land managers to coordinate efforts in a given area in order to maximize success. Regardless of the scale, the invasive species given highest priority will be those with the greatest risk of impacts and the best chance of successful management.

At a provincial scale, invasive species are assessed and managed following the priority categories shown in the graphic below. The top of the triangle is the highest priority.

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