CRD board hears about pest management, supports Heritage BC

Notes from the Cariboo Regional District board meeting in Williams Lake

Following are notes from the Cariboo Regional District board meeting in Williams Lake on Feb. 8.

Invasive plant management report

The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) directors received the annual review of the Invasive Plant Management department.

Treatment crews completed an inventory on 1,448 sites during the 2012 operational season, which began in May.

The CRD follows the concepts of an integrated pest management program; employing a whole suite of tools to control invasive plant species depending on the species and/or site conditions. Treatment activities included mechanical, chemical, and biological.

The presentation also provided an overview of the 2013 plan, which includes the start of a five-year 50/50 cost share program within the Landowner Assistance Program. Further information about the Invasive Plant Management program is available online at www.cariboord.bc.ca or by calling the CRD’s Environmental Services department at 250-392-3351 or toll free 1-800-665-1636.

The next CRD board meeting is in Williams Lake on March 1.