Invasive Species

Invasive species are non-native plants, animals, and insects that were introduced without their natural predators and pathogens that help to keep them under control in their native habitats.

Negative effects of invasive species:

  • Spread aggressively and take over the natural environment.
  • Push out native plants, including endangered species, and destroy habitat for fish, birds and other wildlife.
  • Cause erosion and silt problems in creeks and impact aquatic creatures.
  • Are expensive to control and eradicate.
  • Result in destruction of property such as driveways, buildings, lawns, and garden beds.
  • Some, like Giant Hogweed, are dangerous to human health.

Report Invasive Plants

This service is for reports of invasive plants in Abbotsford only. Please contact your municipality directly if you are reporting invasive plants outside of Abbotsford.

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