Strategic Invasive Plant Control of Leafy Spurge (SIPCOLS)

Awarded to the East Kootenay Invasive Plant Council to decrease the infestation levels of Leafy Spurge — identified as one of the ‘100 Worst Invasive Alien Species’ globally by the Invasive Species Specialist Group — in the Upper Columbia Valley, which is considered to have one of the highest concentrations of leafy spurge in the province. Project objectives include infestation control, producing an inventory and mapping all known sites, and determining which herbicide formula is most effective.