Overview

Weeds listed in the Alberta Weed Control Act are a threat to Alberta’s environment, economy and society. They have the potential to degrade habitats, reduce biodiversity, increase erosion, cause wildfires, reduce property value, create obstacles to international trade and cause reduction in productivity of agricultural land.

Under the Alberta Weed Control Act, Prohibited Noxious weeds need to be destroyed and Noxious weeds need to be controlled. Please refer to Legislation link for a copy of the Act and for more information.

The best method of weed control is prevention. Please familiarize yourself with these weeds to avoid introductions and minimize spread on the land you own or occupy.

Weed control notices and identification

Weed alerts

Jimsonweed – Not Common to Alberta

Updates

Publications

Factsheets

Noxious weeds

Grass

Herbs/forbs

Ornamental

Prohibited noxious weeds

Aquatic

Grass

Herbs/Forbs

Ornamental

Balsam, himalayan, Impatiens glandulifera

Tree/shrub

Legislation

Weed Control Act and Regulations

Contact

Alberta Pest Surveillance System: 310-APSS (2777)
Email: chris.neeser@gov.ab.ca

For more contact options, see the Ag-Info Centre.