Weeds, or invasive plants, are non-native plants that adapt quickly and aggressively to the Alberta landscape causing lasting damage.
The negative effects of weeds include:
- Reducing the habitat available for native plants species, which in turn threatens species of insect, plant, fish and animal that depend on native plants
- Reducing property values for residents and agricultural producers
- Production from agriculture and forestry industries
- Increasing land management expenses for counties and municipalities, businesses and property owners