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The purpose of the Invasive Plant Control Program (IPCP) is to provide financial assistance to rural municipalities (RMs), First Nations (FNs) south of the Northern Administrative District, and other stakeholders through their respective RMs and FNs, with costs to undertake and coordinate the control of prohibited weeds as well as specific noxious weeds that are persistent and problematic invasive plants.

SARM will administer a 50:50 cost-share rebate program in the amount of $856,000 to assist with all costs to control any prohibited weeds designated under The Weed Control Act as well as rebates toward eligible herbicides used to control designated noxious weeds designated under The Weed Control Act.

NEW this year, RMs and FNs are eligible to claim for RM appointed or FN authorized Weed Inspector expenses related to prohibited and noxious weed monitoring in their jurisdictions.

The deadline to claim under the 2023-24 IPCP is October 31, 2023.


Navigating Conflict Workshops for Appointed Officials

SARM, through the Pest Biosecurity Program, hosted four one-day Navigating Conflict workshops in January and February 2023 open to appointed officials (FN Land Managers, Pest Control Officers, and Weed Inspectors). They were facilitated by the Dispute Resolution Office, Ministry of Justice. These interactive workshops introduced concepts and skills about managing a contentious situation and having difficult discussions.

2023 Weed Inspector and Land Manager Webinar

January 10, 2023:

The Weed Control Act – Proposed Changes to Regulated Weeds  (Webinar Video)
The Weed Control Act – Proposed Changes to Regulated Weeds  (PDF)
The Weed Control Act – Proposed Changes to Regulated Weeds  (CEC Quiz)

May 25, 2023:

iMapInvasives: An Overview (Webinar Video)
iMapInvasives: An Overview (PDF)
iMapInvasives: An Overview (CEC Quiz coming soon)

January 19:

Herbicides for Invasive Weed Management (webinar video)
Herbicides for Invasive Weed Management (PDF)
Herbicides for Invasive Weed Management (CEC Quiz)

February 16:

Weeds to Watch For & Invasive Plant Look-alikes (webinar video)
Weeds to Watch For & Common Look-alikes (PDF)
Weeds to Watch For & Common Look-alikes (CEC Quiz)

March 23:

Biocontrol of Invasive Weed Management (Webinar video)
Invasive Plant Biocontrol – How It Works (PDF)
Biocontrol in SK (PDF)
Biocontrol of Invasive Weed Management (CEC Quiz)

Weed Inspector 101 (webinar video)
Weed Management Plans (PDF)

Field Work 101 (webinar video)
iMapInvasive Tutorial (PDF)
Set up Email Alerts for iMapInvasive (PDF)
Field Skills & Tools (PDF)

Common Issues & FAQs for Weed Inspectors & Land Managers (webinar video)
Common Weed Inspector Questions (PDF)
The Weed Control Act – Application to Organics (PDF)

Weed Identification 101 (webinar video)
Weed Identification (PDF)

The Weed Control Act Enforcement Process (webinar video)
The Weed Control Act Enforcement Process (PDF)

Leafy Spurge Beetle Collection Days

When: July 3rd to 6th, 2023* (4 days), 10AM—3PM

Where: Besant Campground (west of Caronport on Highway #1)

What: Leafy spurge beetles are insects that feed on leafy spurge, acting as a biological control agent for the noxious weed. The SARM Plant Health Technical Advisors (PHTAs) will be present to provide information and assist in packaging leafy spurge beetles for landowners, RMs, and First Nations to take back to their property for release.

Bring: A cooler and ice packs for transporting beetles, sweep nets (extra nets will be available), water, lunch, and long pants (poison ivy and ticks are found in the area).

Cost: Free to attend

*Dates are subject to change based on beetle emergence and weather. Contact your PHTA prior to travelling to ensure the event dates have not changed.

Learn More

Plant Health Technical Advisors

Tayo Adegeye, Division 1
PHNdivision1@sarm.ca or 306-580-8708

Joanne Kwasnicki, Division 2
PHNdivision2@sarm.ca or 306-541-8437

Betty Johnson, Division 3
PHNdivision3@sarm.ca or 306-315-3925

Katey Makohoniuk, Division 4
PHNdivision4@sarm.ca or 306-594-7683

Chelsea Neuberger, Division 5
PHNdivision5@sarm.ca or 306-380-4526

Colleen Fennig, Division 6
PHNdivision6@sarm.ca or 306-946-9895


Annette Ellert, Agriculture Program Administrator
aellert@sarm.ca or 306-761-3744