AWRAC – Alberta Weed Regulatory Advisory Committee
Not yet Assessed List (for AWRAC consideration, shall be placed in the categories below) 

Common name Latin name Potential classification Notes/ Comments
Wild Parsnip Pastinaca sativa L. Not yet assessed recommended by AISC Director
Himalayan Knotweed Persicaria wallichii Greuter & Burdet  formerly Polygonum polystachyum Not yet assessed recommended by AISC Director Previously considered and decided DO NOT regulate but introduction considered unlikely. New information.
Absinthe Artemisia absinthium Not yet assessed Submitted by Patrick Porter.  Agreed to be added for review at October 25, 2016 meeting.

Study List (species submitted for consideration of a Literature Review/Risk Assessment by AWRAC) 

Common name Latin name Potential classification Notes/ Comments
*Caraway Carum carvi L. Study list COMPLETED awaiting AWRAC decision.
*Russian olive Elaeagnus angustifolia L. Study list COMPLETED awaiting AWRAC decision.
**Thesium Thesium arvense Horvdtovszky Study list COMPLETED awaiting AWRAC decision

Prohibited Noxious List 

(proposed for recommending to the Agricultural Minister for adding to the provincial prohibited noxious list in 2014)

Common name Latin name Potential classification Notes/ Comments
African rue Peganum harmala L. Prohibited noxious risk assessment completed, meets criteria for regulation consideration
Alkali swainsonpea Sphaerophysa salsula (Pall.) DC. Prohibited noxious risk assessment completed, meets criteria for regulation consideration
Black swallow-wort Vincetoxicum nigrum formerly Cynanchum louiseae Prohibited noxious risk assessment completed, meet criteria for regulation consideration
European swallow-wort Vincetoxicum rossicum formerly Cynanchum rossicum Prohibited noxious risk assessment completed, meets criteria for regulation consideration
European hawkweed Hieracium sabaudum Prohibited noxious Need species specific assessment before can be considered for regulation
King-devil hawkweed Pilosella floribunda

formerly Hieracium floribundum

Prohibited noxious Need species specific assessment before can be considered for regulation
Queen-devil hawkweed Pilosella piloselloides subsp. praealta

formerly Hieracium praealtum

Prohibited noxious Need species specific assessment before can be considered for regulation
Smooth hawkweed Hieracium laevigatum Prohibited noxious Need species specific assessment before can be considered for regulation
Spotted hawkweed Hieracium maculatum Prohibited noxious Need species specific assessment before can be considered for regulation
Wall hawkweed Hieracium murorum Prohibited noxious Need species specific assessment before can be considered for regulation
Whiplash hawkweed Hieracium flagellare Prohibited noxious Need species specific assessment before can be considered for regulation
Wild carrot, Queen Anne’s lace Daucus carota Prohibited noxious risk assessment completed, meets criteria for regulation consideration
Jimsonweed, Devil’s Trumpet (added in 2016) Datura stramonium Prohibited noxious risk assessment completed, meets criteria for regulation consideration

Noxious List 

(proposed for recommending to the Agricultural Minister for adding to the provincial noxious list in 2014)

Common name Latin name Potential classification Notes/ Comments
Yellow-devil hawkweed Pilosella glomerata

formerly Hieracium glomeratum

Noxious meets criteria for regulation consideration

Do not Regulate List (assessed, but do not meet the criteria for a provincial regulation) 

Common name Latin name Potential classification
Clover dodder Cuscuta epithymum Do not regulate
European field pansy Viola arvensis Do not regulate
Flax dodder Cuscuta epilinum Do not regulate
Persian darnel Lolium persicum Do not regulate
Small-seed alfalfa dodder Cuscuta approximata Do not regulate
Cicer milkvetch Astragalus cicer L. Do not regulate
Cotoneaster Cotoneaster integerrimus Medik. Do not regulate

 

 

The following pests are identified through the Agricultural Pests Act

2(1) The animals, birds, insects, plants and diseases set out in Part 1 of Schedule 1 are declared to be pests throughout Alberta.

Prohibited noxious species must be eradicated by landowners. They are non-native with currently restricted or local distribution in Alberta that present risks of spreading and causing significant economic or ecological impact. They are also non-native species not currently established in Alberta but that occur in neighboring jurisdictions, cause significant economic or ecological impact in those jurisdictions, and are well adapted to Alberta conditions.

The following Prohibited Noxious Species are managed under the Weed Control Act

 

Noxious species are species that landowners must control to prevent from spreading. These non-native species are already widely distributed in Alberta that have significant economic or ecological impact and can spread easily from existing infestations onto adjoining properties. Relatively easily controlled in small numbers, they can become unmanageable if left uncontrolled and can have a significant impact when abundant.

The following Noxious species are administered by the Weed Control Act:

Stay tuned because we will have fact sheets for all of the aquatic invasive species legislated by the Fisheries Act (Alberta) soon.
Invasive species can threaten aquatic ecosystems, occupying habitats or out-competing native species. These invasive species may show rapid population growth in the absence of natural predators and may soon become established to the point where eradication is impossible. Aquatic invasive species can be introduced in several ways: either naturally as larvae or as fragments drifting in water currents; or through human activities, attached to boat hulls or in ballast waters for instance. These various invaders pose threats to ecology and the economy. While regulators, scientists, and members of the aquaculture and fishing industries are the most concerned, the problem affects everyone using our waters: recreational boaters, fishers and harvesters, cottage owners, divers, etc. The best approach for protecting our ecosystems from these invaders is to keep them out in the first place, and to do this, everybody’s cooperation is
essential. (taken from Fisheries Canada)

Invasive Species Fish

Freshwater Dwelling Invasive Plants

**also listed as prohibited noxious on Weed Control Act

Freshwater Dwelling Invasive Species other than Plants or Fish

Common Name Scientific Name Conditions for import and possession exemptions to apply