Alberta Weed Control ActThe Weed Control Act is legislation in Alberta that directs all landowners to prevent the growth, propagation and spread of regulated weed species. The Weed Control Act lists specific weed species as either Noxious or Prohibited Noxious.
Weed Control Act and Regulations
Noxious weeds are generally present in the province already in large numbers. Noxious weeds are required to be controlled (inhibit the growth or spread) by landowners.
Examples of Noxious Weed Species:
- Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)
- Yellow Toadflax (Linaria vulgaris)
- Blueweed (Echium vulgare)
- Yellow Clematis (Clematis tangutica)
Examples of Prohibited Noxious Weed Species:
- Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea stoebe)
- Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellate)
- Orange Hawkweed (Pilosella aurantiaca)
- Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera)