Dog-strangling Vine


Invasive Honeysuckle


OIPC Garlic Mustard Pull in Haliburton


new OIPC Activity book

The Ontario Invasive Plant Council (OIPC) is a multi-sector, non-profit group committed to the collaboration of organizations and citizens in order to more effectively respond to the threat of invasive plants in Ontario.

The OIPC is hosting another series of Winter Webinars

We have just completed the Phragmites webinar.  If you would like to see it or take the quiz please click here, or go to the "control information" page under the "Take Action" tab.

Our next webinar will be on the Clean Equipment Protocol on March 4th from 12-1pm. You can register here.

2014 AGM and Conference - Another Success!

Our annual event was a success...again!

Some of the key presentation slide sets will be posted here soon.

For more information and details on the Conference and meeting click here!



Would you like to become a member of OIPC?

Click HERE to read more and get the registration form!.   






What's New
  • Upcoming workshop: Creating an Invasive Plant Management Strategy: A Framework for Ontario Municipalities. Click here for more info.
  • The Ontario Phragmites Working Group (a committee of the OIPC) has a new website. Check it out here!
  • The OIPC members elected an additional Director at Large to the Board in January.  John Urquhart has now started his two-year term in this role.
  • This year's AGM was held Sept. 15/16 in partnership with the Society for Ecological Restoration Ontario.  We had an inspiring and informative set of presentations and field trips.
  • The OIPC completed it's first children's activity book!!! check it out here. 
  • Check out the most recent additions to the BMP library: Wild Parsnip and Invasive Honeysuckles
  • Two other popular BMPs are White Sweet Clover and European Black Alder  
  • The OIPC has a new brochure!  Download, print, share & learn more about the Invasive Plant Council.
  • Download the new Landowner's Guide to Managing and Controlling Invasive Plants in Ontario here. Includes tips & advice to help landowners protect their property from the impact of invasive plants & step-by-step instructions on how to develop a management plan for your property.   
  • Dealing with Garlic Mustard?  Download the new "Garlic Mustard Best Management Practices in Ontario" (& for resources on controlling this and other invasive plants, please visit our Control Information page). 
  • Choosing non-invasive plants for your garden just got easier! Visit our Youtube channel & check out our "Garden Invader" & "Garden Saver" video series.
  • Clean Equipment Protocol For Industry: Inspecting and Cleaning Equipment for the Purposes of Invasive Species Prevention.  See Take Action - Support for Municipalities page
  • A Guide to the identification and control of exotic invasive species in Ontario's hardwood forests.  See Info & Resources Publications...Partner Publications (near bottom of page).
  • We are seeking nurseries to participate in the Province-wide expansion of the Grow Me Instead Nursery Recognition Program - please contact us for more information
  • Grow Me Instead - Click here for a PDF version, or contact the coordinator for print copies 
  • Giant Hogweed Managers List is available, click here for the PDF
  • Giant Hogweed Impersonators - see what other plants may be confused with Giant Hogweed; provided by Halton Conservation