West Fork Resource Management Ltd. was contracted by the City of Fernie to develop an Invasive Plant Strategy and Management Plan in 2013/2014.
This Strategy was designed to provide guidelines for City departments and contractors directly involved with managing vegetation and pests, planning, design, or construction of new and renovated landscapes, facilities, and civic land. It also provides administrative guidelines for Council, boards, and staff indirectly involved with vegetation and pest management.
As part of this Strategy, WFRM conducted an extensive invasive plant inventory survey in 2017 to identify the scale of invasive plant infestations within the City. An update to the Management Plan was completed in 2018/2019.
In 2015, WFRM conducted an extensive survey of invasive plants on Akisqnuk First Nation lands near Windermere, BC. The survey was used to develop a comprehensive Invasive Plant Management Plan which provides guidance in the future management of invasive plants on Akisqnuk lands.
Tobacco Plains Ecological Restoration
WFRM has been involved with this ongoing project on the Tobacco Plains Indian Reserve near Grasmere, BC since 2015 to control Leafy spurge infestations and support the rare, federally listed species Spalding's campion (Silene spaldingii). As well, the project includes the control of other invasive plants in an effort to restore critical grassland ecosystems.