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Educational Materials Produced by the OIPC

Best Management Practices Library

There are now so many BMPs, we've listed them on a separate page. Go to the BMP library.

Clean Equipment Protocol for Industry

Learn about inspecting and cleaning equipment for the purposes of invasive species prevention here.

Look Before You Leave and the Invader Raiders colouring book

Our Look Before You Leave campaign has been particularly popular with the managers and owners of cottages, woodlands and trails.

Invader Raiders Colouring Book

See the materials for both of these items on that pages provided to support taking action to prevent invasives at cottages, in woodlands and on trails. [Take Action menu item / Cottage, woodland and trails ]


Grow Me Instead!

OIPC and members of the Horticultural Outreach Committee (HOC) have worked with the horticulture and landscape industry to develop a provincial Grow Me Instead campaign.

The Grow Me Instead guides identify potentially invasive garden plants and promote suitable alternatives that are either native or non-invasive.  You can download copies of the booklets below: 

Grow Me Instead - A Guide for Southern Ontario.   (English) (French )

Grow Me Instead - A Guide for Northern Ontario  (English )

This campaign was primarily developed to assist the Gardening & Horticulture sector in dealing with the movement of invasives along the "gardening pathway".  There is much more information about this campaign on the pages under the Take Action tab (see Gardeners and Horticulturalists).

Grow Me Instead: Frequently Asked Questions

Introducing the Invader Raiders! The OIPC's Superheroes!

Learn more in our Activity and Colouring Book.

activity book cover

If you would like to download and print the book please click on the photo above.

Hard copies can also be made available upon request through info@oninvasives.ca

Ontario's Most Unwanted Factsheet Series

Kudzu info material


Garlic Mustard

Dog Strangling Vine

Giant Hogweed


Information Sheets for Frequently Asked About Species

Wild Chervil

False Spirea

Horticultural Outreach Materials


GardenSmart in Ontario (brochure)

FRENCH GardenSmart in Ontario (Jardins malins en Ontario)

Grow Me Instead

Grow Me Instead Guide (5 Mb)

Grow Me Instead Guide for Northern Ontario (8.05Mb)

FRENCH Grow Me Instead Guide (Choisis moi plutôt) (6 Mb)

Landowners' Manuals

 A Landowner's Guide to Managing and Controlling Invasive Plants in Ontario

Landowners Guide to Controlling Invasive Woodland Plants (4 Mb)

FRENCH Landowners Guide to Controlling Invasive Woodland Plants (Manuel du propriétaire foncier pour lutter contre les plantes envahissantes des terrains boisés)

Look Before You Leave

Look Before You Leave! poster (5.35Mb)

Partner Publications

A Guide to the identification and control of exotic invasive species in Ontario's hardwood forests. (7MB)

Compendium of Invasive Species Educational Materials (lists all products available in Ontario for invasive species education and outreach)

National Giant Hogweed Factsheet

Quick Reference Guide to Invasive Plant Species for identification of invasive species, produced by Toronto Region Conservation and Credit Valley Conservation with OIPC assistance

Field Guide to Aquatic Invasive Species - by MNR and OFAH

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Water Chestnut Factsheet

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Water Soldier Fact Sheet

A couple of years old, but still of interest...

Management Compendium and Survey Results

A province-wide survey of practitioners was conducted and the information from that survey was used to create a compendium of invasive plant management, listed by species and control method used. Please use it as a directory to find people in your area conducting similar work.

Survey Results 2012

Management Compendium


Literature Review of Existing Control Measures for Selected Invasive Plant Species Affecting Species at Risk

This document is an annotated bibliography of control information for 10 invasive plant species. Annotations include key content and techniques recommended for the invasive species targeted by the study, location of the study, any positive or negative impacts to species at risk, and other information that will be of benefit to the recovery of species at risk and their habitats in Ontario.