Controlling giant hogweed: the scope of a concerted regional intervention
Giant hogweed is an invasive alien plant that can severely burn the skin. The plant is not yet very prevalent in Bas-SaintLaurent, and intervention in the region to date has focused on eradicating it during the first stage of its invasion. To that end, a consultation process was undertaken in 2015 under the leadership of the public health authority and the regional development collective (CRD), in collaboration with several partners. Significant mobilization around this common objective has helped establish the credibility of the process and facilitate its funding and significant progress on the ground.
This document is available in English through a collaboration between the NCCEH and the Direction régionale de santé publique du CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal, with funding support from the Public Health Agency of Canada. The document was originally written in French.