Help prevent the spread of Invasive Plants and Animals.
Arrive with clean gear.
Stay on the trails.
Before leaving, remove all mud, seeds, and plant parts from your bike, shoes and clothing.
Invasive species are non-native plants, animals, and micro-organisms that have negative environmental, social, and economic impacts. The Shuswap has many pristine ecosystems, please help keep these environments free of new invasive species.
Invasive species often have detrimental impacts on trails such as:
Increasing trail maintenance time, effort and cost
Being toxic to touch
Impacting wildlife habitat and food
Out-competing native plants, including alpine flowers, food, and medicinal plants
Producing spiky seeds that cause punctures in bike tires and feet alike.
In order to prevent the spread of invasive species along trails, users can take some simple precautions such as cleaning their boots, bikes and great before and after using trails.