Invasive Species Resources & Tools

Tools, reports, guidelines, lists and resources to identify invasive species.

Identifying Invasive Species

  1. Quick Reference Guide to Invasive Species
  2. Top Ten Invasive Plants in the Credit River Watershed
  3. Field Guide to Aquatic Invasive Species
  4. CVC List of Priority Invasive Plants Updated June 2021
  5. CVC List of Aquatic Invasive Species and Fish Diseases Updated June 2021
  6. CVC List of Forest Pests & Diseases Updated June 2021
  7. Invasive Plant Species Lookalikes (for invasive plants that may be confused with native plants)
  8. Top 16 Garden Invasive Plants

Resources for Gardeners & Landscapers

  1. List of Alternatives to Invasive Species
  2. Area Native Plant Nurseries & Seed Sources
  3. A Guide to Gardening Wisely: Invasive Garden Plants & Alternatives
  4. Invasive Plants in our Watershed (brochure)

Other Resources

  1. Invasive Species: What You Should Know (factsheet)
  2. CVC Invasive Species Program (factsheet)
  3. CVC Invasive Species Strategy (December 2020)
  4. Rattray Marsh Invasive Species Management Plan
  5. List of Invasive Species Removal Service Providers
  6. CVC Invasive Plant Removal Services
  7. A Landowner’s Guide for Managing and Controlling Invasive Plants
    A Landowner’s Guide for Managing and Controlling Invasive Plants – Appendices
  8. A Guide to Woodland Plants in the Credit River Watershed – Indicators of Forest Health

External Links

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