Landowners are responsible for controlling noxious weeds on their property and mitigating the spread of noxious weeds to other areas.

It is the policy of the BCNWCB to work closely with all public agencies, municipalities, and landowners to control their noxious weeds by whatever means they have at their disposal. The BCNWCB believes that the most effective spirit with which to approach weed control is one of cooperation. The spread of weeds causes economic losses for the entire community and creates a hardship on the producer. Stopping propagation and spread of noxious weeds is the goal of the BCNWCB. Reasonable alternatives will be pursued on a given case before enforcement proceedings are taken.