Invasive Plant Management and Control

Invasive Plant Management Program

The Invasive Plant Management Program is administered by SARM and contracted to invasive weed specialist Harvey Anderson to provide weed management support and education to rural municipalities.  Contact Harvey at harvey.anderson@gov.sk.ca for more information.

Invasive Plant Control Program (IPCP)

Invasive Plant Control Program (IPCP) - 2016-17

The Invasive Plant Control Program (IPCP) is intended to assist rural municipalities (RMs), First Nations Bands (FNBs), and through RMs, Producers and Other Stakeholders with costs incurred to undertake and coordinate the control of Prohibited Weeds under The Weed Control Act and specific Noxious Weeds identified as persistent and problematic invasive plants.  Only specific invasive plant species and corresponding registered herbicides are eligible to receive funding under this program.  The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) is administering the IPCP on behalf of the Saskatchwwan Ministry of Agriculture and the Federal Government under Growing Forward 2.

KEY COMPONENTS:

KEY DATES:

  • July 2, 2016:
    • Copy of current Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) Agreement (if applicable)
    • Copy of current Weed Management Plan (WMP)
    • Copy of letter appointing Weed Inspector for 2016 (not required for FNBs)
  • October 31, 2016:
    • Claim Forms
    • Copy of invoices for the purchase of approved herbicides used this program year

HIGHLIGHTS:

The 2016-17 Invasive Plant Control Program (IPCP) highlights include:

The program will provide rebates for the cost of approved herbicides to control specific invasive plants as part of an approved Weed Management Plan (WMP).

The program will rebate 100% of approved herbicides costs to RMs, FNBs, or through RMs to Producers and Other Stakeholders for the control of weeds, in any location - public or private, designated as Prohibited Weeds under the The Weed Control Act (see Schedule A).

  • For the control of Noxious Weeds approved under the current program (Leafy Spurge, Russian Knapweed, Common Tansy, Yellow Toadflax, Absinthe, Field Bindweed, Common Burdock, Bladder Campion, Ox-eye Daisy, Black Hebane, Hoary Cress and Wild Parsnip)??
     
    • a rebate of up to 100% of approved herbicide costs on public lands;
    • a rebate of up to 50% of approved herbicide costs on private lands.
       
  • Be sure to refer to the 2016-17 IPCP Schedule A for a list of ALL approved herbicides for this program year.

In 2016-17, an RM does not have to submit a claim under the 2016-17 ICP for a Producer/Other Stakeholder to apply.  However, all claims must be signed by the RM Administrator and submitted to SARM on behalf of the Producer/Other Stakeholder by the deadline in order to be eligible.  All grant funds will continue to flow from SARM directly to the RM offices.

Herbicide Application Records are once again available, free of charge, from the SARM Trading Department by contacting Amanda Kozak, Manager Trading Department, at 306-761-3722 or email akozak@sarm.ca

The use of iMapInvasives is encouraged for all of the weed species recording and reporting benefits it can provide, both now and in the future.  Visit www.imapinvasives.org/skimi/ to record data and generate the necessary information required for your weed management plans.

For more information, please contact SARM, toll free, at 1-800-667-3604 or Annette Ellert, Programs Manager, at 306.761.3744 or aellert@sarm.ca.

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