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Support for Municipalities

The Ontario Invasive Plant Council appreciates the financial, informational and logistic challenges that municipalities are encountering with the increasing impact of invasive species.  We have already made the following progress:

Creating an Invasive Plant Management Strategy: A Framework for Ontario Municipalities Workshops

In 2015-2016, the OIPC, with funding from the Invasive Species Centre, hosted four workshops throughout the province to engage municipalities and community groups in the fight against invasive plants, by providing information on how to develop an invasive plant management strategy. The workshops were held in Northumberland County, Midland, Sudbury and Peterborough. These workshops wouldn't be possible without our partners including Central Lake Ontario Conservation, Ganaraska Region Conservation, The Municipality of Clarington, Kawartha Conservation, Sustainable Severn Sound, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Conservation Sudbury, Otonabee Conservation and the City of Peterborough. They would also not be possible without our speakers! See below for a copy of all of our speakers presentations. 

1. Overview of the Invasive Species Act (PDF) (Coming Soon)

2. Overview of the Invasive Plant Management Strategy Framework (PDF)

3. Case Study: City of London (PDF)

4. Case Study: York Region (PDF)

5. Case Study: Lambton Shores and Phragmites (Coming Soon) (PDF)

6. EDDMapS Ontario (PDF)


Creating an Invasive Plant Management Strategy: a Framework for Ontario Municipalities (PDF)


The new "Landowner's Guide to Managing & Controlling Invasive Plants in Ontario" is a primer with tips and advice to protect property from the impacts of invasive plants. An excellent resource for landowners, municipalities and other land managers. 

In partnership with the Peterborough Stewardship Council, the OIPC has developed the Clean Equipment Protocol for Industry: Inspecting and Cleaning Equipment for the Purposes of Invasive Species Prevention to assist in preventing the spread of road and trailside invasive species. To order copies of the guide or for information on attending or hosting a Clean Equipment Workshop contact OIPC at info@oninvasives.ca

Clean Equipment Protocol (PDF)

Clean Equipment Protocol 1 page summary of the Clean Equipment Protocol. (PDF)


Cover of the Clean Equipment Protocol for IndustryWe also can help with:

  • Workshops for municipal staff on the biology, identification, and control of invasive plant species (if you would like more information, please contact us)
  • Assistance in creating invasive species management plans
  • Collaboration opportunities with adjacent land managers/organizations